Below are some telephone numbers that you might find helpful. If you need to find other numbers please speak to the Liaison Nurses.
You can contact the Benefit Enquiry Line for a claim form and advice on how to fill it in. You can contact these numbers between 8.30am and 6.30pm Monday to Friday and Between 9.00am and 1.00pm on Saturdays.
|Benefits – A guide for parents
The Little Hearts Matter Information Team
(PDF, 490 KB)
|Benefits Enquiry Line Tel:||0800 88 22 00|
|Textphone:||0800 24 33 55|
Contact A Family’s Cash Counts Service – a one stop shop for benefits advice and money tips to families with disabled children.
If your child is eligible for Disability Living Allowance, you may be able to claim Carer’s Allowance. You can also apply for Disability Living Allowance on-line.
|Carer’s Allowance: 01253 856 123|
|Directgov – Carer’s Allowance – how to claim|
|Directgov – Caring for someone|
|Carer’s Allowance claim form
(PDF, 320 KB)
The Family Fund
The Family Fund provides grants to families with severely disabled or seriously ill children;
|0845 130 4542|
Financial help for disabled children, they can provide grants for equipment that is essential & disability relevant such as a bed, large buggy’s, wheelchairs etc.
Helping children with life limiting illnesses – can supply a wide range of equipment from specialist wheelchairs, beds, baths, and mobility aids, to essential everyday items like washing machines and tumble dryers.
React also has a number of holiday homes around the UK available for use by families. Contact them for application form.
|020 8940 2575|
Parent Partnership Service
Advice & information on special educational needs.
|Parent Partnership Service
Whizz-Kidz’ service is focused on meeting the special needs of children and young people with mobility impairments. It provides them and their families with:
- Mobility Equipment
- Wheelchair Skills Training
- Advice & Information
- Life Skills
|020 7233 6600|
Warm Front makes homes warmer, healthier & more energy efficient. The warm front scheme offers a package of heating & insulation improvements up to the value of £3,500. There are criteria to meet for the grant, i.e. be in receipt of DLA.
|0800 316 2805|
Council for Disabled Children
CDC aims to make a difference to the lives of disabled children and children with special educational needs. We do this by influencing Government policy, working with local agencies to translate policy into practice and producing guidance on issues affecting the lives of disabled children. Disabled children: a legal handbook is an authoritative yet accessible guide to the legal rights of disabled children and their families in England and Wales.
|0207 843 1900|
Cinema Exhibitors’ Association Card
This is a national card that can be used to verify that the holder is entitled to one free cinema ticket for a person accompanying them to the cinema. Terms and Condition of use apply.
|0845 123 1292|