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ABC Guide to Benefits for Families with Children and Young People

This pack is designed to help busy parents and carers of children to identify any benefits that they are entitled to, but are not claiming including additional benefits for disabled children and young people.
Web: www.swansea.gov.uk/article/6905 Opens new window
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ABCD Cymru

ABCD Cymru is a charity to support BME families with disabilities.
Web: www.abcdcymru.org.uk/main.aspx Opens new window
Tel: 0292 025 0055
Full details for ABCD Cymru

Benefits and Tax Advice

It is not uncommon for Carers to experience financial difficulties. Depending on circumstances there are a number of benefits that carers and those they care for may be able to claim.
Web: www.swansea.gov.uk/article/7336 Opens new window
Full details for Benefits and Tax Advice

Care and repair Cymru

A national charitable body who actively work to ensure that all older people have homes that are safe, secure and appropriate to their needs however they do administer some grants for families of disabled children.
Web: www.careandrepair.org.uk/care-and-repair-agencies/swansea/ Opens new window
Tel: 01792 798599
Full details for Care and repair Cymru

Carer's Allowance

www.gov.uk/carers-allowance/how-to-claim
Carer's Allowance is the main benefit for carers.
Full details for Carer's Allowance

Carers UK

Carers UK give expert advice, information and support.
Web: www.carersuk.org/ Opens new window
Tel: 0808 808 7777
Full details for Carers UK

Children in Wales

Children in Wales is a registered charity that promotes the interests of children, young people and their families in Wales.
Web: www.childreninwales.org.uk/our-work/ Opens new window
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Citizens Advice Bureau

The Citizens Advice Bureau has a dedicated part time officer to help with the completion of Disability Living Allowance forms for disabled children and young people.
Web: www.swanseaneathporttalbotcab.org.uk/ Opens new window
Tel: 01792 544477
Full details for Citizens Advice Bureau

Swansea Parent/Carers' Forum

Swansea Parent/Carers' Forum aims to be a focus for the participation of parent/carers of disabled children and young people.
Web: www.scvs.org.uk/ Opens new window
Tel: 01792 544019
Full details for Swansea Parent/Carers' Forum

Concerns Clinics

ABMU Health Board has launched a series of 'Concerns clinics' to enable patients or relatives with issues about care to meet face to face with executives and senior clinicians.
Web: www.wales.nhs.uk/sitesplus/863/page/72150 Opens new window
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Contact a Family Wales

Contact a Family provides support, advice and information for families with disabled children, no matter what their condition or disability.
Web: www.cafamily.org.uk/advice-and-support/in-your-area/offices/ Opens new window
Tel: 08088 08 3555
Full details for Contact a Family Wales

Crossroads Care Swansea Neath Port Talbot

A specialist Third Sector organisation providing support to carers in their own home including supporting children under 18, with disabilities.
Web: www.carers.org/ Opens new window
Tel: 01792 846351
Full details for Crossroads Care Swansea Neath Port Talbot

Swansea Carers' Centre

Swansea Carers' Centre deliver a wide range of local support services to meet the needs of carers in the community, including parents of disabled children and young people who are known as parent/carers.
Web: www.carers.org/local-service/swansea Opens new window
Tel: 01792 653344
Full details for Swansea Carers' Centre

Disability Grants

Disability Grants is a website that draws together different grant and funding streams for children and adults with a disability.
Web: www.disability-grants.org/ Opens new window
Full details for Disability Grants

Disabled Parents Network (DPN)

Disabled Parents Network (DPN) is a national organisation which aims to increase society's acceptance of disability in parenthood and provide support information and advice to disabled parents and their families.
Web: www.disabledparentsnetwork.org.uk/ Opens new window
Full details for Disabled Parents Network (DPN)

Discretionary Assistance Fund

The Discretionary Assistance Fund offers payments, or in kind support, to people needing urgent assistance and where there is an identified need to safeguard health and well being.
Web: www.moneymadeclearwales.org/home.php?page_id=60 Opens new window
Full details for Discretionary Assistance Fund

Early Support Wales

Early Support Wales provides useful a range of background information booklets (in Welsh and English), which provide basic information about the kinds of services that are available, about childcare and about financial help.
Web: www.earlysupportwales.org.uk/ Opens new window
Full details for Early Support Wales

Face2Face Cymru

Face2Face Cymru provides emotional support to parents whose children have been recognised as having a special need or disability.
Web: www.scope.org.uk/support/services/befriending Opens new window
Tel: 0292 081 5455
Full details for Face2Face Cymru

The Family Fund

UK's largest provider of grants to low-income families raising disabled and seriously ill children and young people.
Web: www.familyfund.org.uk/ Opens new window
Tel: 08449 744099
Full details for The Family Fund

Personal Independence Payment

A new benefit called personal independence payment is replacing disability living allowance (DLA) for adults aged 16-64.

SCOPE

SCOPE are a national charity who work with disabled people and their families at every stage of their lives.
Web: www.scope.org.uk/ Opens new window
Tel: 08088 003333
Full details for SCOPE

Sibs

Sibs is a UK charity representing the needs of siblings of disabled people.
Web: www.sibs.org.uk/ Opens new window
Tel: 01535 645453
Full details for Sibs

Together for Short Lives

The Together for Families Helpline provides information for families, carers and professionals.
Web: www.togetherforshortlives.org.uk/families Opens new window
Tel: 08088 088 100
Full details for Together for Short Lives

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