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Whizz-Kidz  ……. Find out how you can support Whizz-Kidz and help transform the lives of young wheelchair users

To help with benefits and to see what you can claim, please visit:  You can get a range of benefits if you’re between 16 and State Pension age and you have an illness or disability. The extra money can help with the cost of your care.  Age UK is the country’s leading charity dedicated to helping everyone make the most of later life.  This Scottish Government website shares resources to help with money if you’re disabled.  It includes information on Disability Living Allowance for children, Child Disability Payment, and Carer’s Allowance Supplement. Search a database of Charities and Trusts that provide funding towards the high cost of disability equipment, holidays, housing, days out………in fact anything above and beyond the normal costs of everyday living.  This Government website shares a wide range of disability-related financial support, including benefits, tax credits, payments, grants and concessions. The Department of Work and Pensions (DWP) provides information on benefits and financial support if you’re disabled or have a health condition  Universal Credit supports you if you are on a low income or out of work. It includes a monthly payment to help with your living costs. This site will help you understand what Universal Credit means for you.  Motability enables you to exchange your qualifying mobility allowance for a brand-new car, Wheelchair Accessible Vehicle (WAVWheelchair Accessible Vehicle), scooter or powered wheelchair, so you can enjoy more freedom and independence.

To find out more about getting support and advice:  Scope is the disability equality charity in England and Wales. We provide practical information and emotional support when it’s most needed, and campaign relentlessly to create a fairer society.  Family Fund is the UK’s largest grant-making charity for families raising a disabled or seriously ill child, on a low income.  Many UK charities and trusts provide grants to help with the extra costs of ill health or disability. Find out what grants are available and how to apply.  I list of UK-based charities helping disabled children and young people are detailed below  The Disability Charities Consortium (DCC) brings together leaders from the UK’s leading not-for-profit disability organisations to work with the Government to make sure disabled people’s experiences are reflected in UK policy making.   If you have a disability and want advice, help or support, why not speak to our outreach team about adjustments that can be made or check out this list of other useful organisations and charities that can offer their support. This resource gives brief information on ways you can get advice on benefits, social care and health related issues.  Check on this Government website if you can get legal aid to help with your legal costs if you think you’ve been discriminated against.