What help is out there?
If you can stay positive and proactive you can quickly take control of your affairs; this means utilising your family and friends' help, your GP, charities and your local authority.
There are many organisations that make it their business to give whatever assistance they can. The trick is discovering which government body, or which charities, you can make use of.
Start by arranging your Health & Social Care Assessment (England & Wales only) or Carer's Assessment. This will give you a personalised care plan setting out what support you are eligible for, covering health care, social care and welfare.
You'll also need to undertake a Work Capability Assessment (England, Scotland & Wales) to determine your disability benefit rates, when you come to claim.
Disabled living FAQs
Once you've had your assessments, use their results to guide your planning across 4 key areas so that you know what help is available and who to contact:
Work & disability the ins and outs of disability in the workplace
Claiming disability benefits and what other financial help is available
Financial help for disabled students what you're entitled to and where to get it
Managing debt when living with a disability resources to help you get back in control