UK sources of information and / or support
Patient UK Has a number of leaflets on health-related benefits.
Other sources of information include:
Comprehensive information from the English Government.
Comprehensive information from the Scottish Government.
Comprehensive information from the Welsh Government.
Comprehensive Information from the Northern Ireland Government.
Information from the NHS Business Services Authority about entitlement to help with health costs in England (NHS prescription and dental charges, optical and hospital travel costs).
Comprehensive information and advice from the Citizens Advice Bureau.
Healthy Start gives pregnant women and children under 5 in low income families vouchers for free milk, fresh fruit and vegetables and infant formula milk.
The Family Fund is UK’s largest provider of grants to low-income families raising disabled and seriously ill children and young people.
Turn2us is a charity that helps people in financial need to access welfare benefits, charitable grants and other financial help – online, by phone and face to face through our partner organisations.
Directory Grants provides a guide to grants for disabled people.
AFTAID is a relatively small charitable organisation offering direct financial assistance in the form of grants, often in emergency situations and covering a wide range of 'quality of life' issues which are not being addressed elsewhere.
The National Benevolent Charity offers help for those who need it by providing financial help and accommodation.
RSABI provide financial assistance, support and advice in confidence to those people who have worked in Scotland in land-based occupations and who are suffering hardship.
This site provides information and resources for people who are thinking about filing bankruptcy and help for people who are seeking more general debt advice or have been discharged from bankruptcy.
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