Benefits / Grants / Financial Help

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.

Support & Social Care

Comprehensive information from the Scottish Government.

Money Made Clear Wales

Comprehensive information from the Welsh Government.

Money, Tax and Benefits

Comprehensive Information from the Northern Ireland Government.

Help with health costs

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).

CAB Advice Guide

Comprehensive information and advice from the Citizens Advice Bureau.

Healthy Start

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.

Family Fund

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.

Disability Grants

Directory Grants provides a guide to grants for disabled people.

AFTAID - Aid for the Aged in Distress

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

The National Benevolent Charity offers help for those who need it by providing financial help and accommodation.

RSABI - Royal Scottish Agricultural Benevolent Institution

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.

Hilary Cole
Peer Reviewer:
Hilary Cole
Document ID:
7229 (v15)
Last Checked:
15 December 2011

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