We have been collating useful information from around the web to provide support during the Coronavirus pandemic, particularly for people with learning disabilities and people with visual impairments. At the bottom of this page there are some guides for people who are on, or who want to apply, for benefits but if you need further support, please contact our team on 03030 402040 or email drc@disability.co.uk 

Learning Disability England resources –https://www.learningdisabilityengland.org.uk/what-we-do/keeping-informed-and-in-touch-during-coronavirus/resources-that-can-help/

Mencap Coronavirus resources (including resources for professionals) –https://www.mencap.org.uk/advice-and-support/coronavirus-covid-19

Down’s Syndrome Association –https://www.downs-syndrome.org.uk/coronavirus-covid-19/ 

RNIB Coronavirus updates –https://www.rnib.org.uk/coronavirus-updates

Guide Dogs resources –https://www.guidedogs.org.uk/Covid19/Support-for-people-with-sight-loss

To help people on, or applying for, benefits, we’ve created some useful ‘form filling’ guides that talk you through the process.

 

A Guide to Attendance Allowance Forms

 

A Guide to Carers Assessments

 

A Guide to Completing a Mandatory Reconsideration

 

A Guide to Completing a PIP form

 

A Guide to Direct Payments

 

We hope these will help people work their way through what we know can be a confusing process. However, if you do want to speak to us directly, please do not hesitate to contact us:

 

Call 03030 402040 and select option 2 to get through to our information, advice and advocacy helpline. For further information on our information, advice and advocacy services, please contact Emma Costanza, Service Manager, on 03030 402040 (option1 ) or email ecostanza@disability.co.uk.