FAQ'S ON DISABLED ADAPTATIONS TO THE HOME
Can I apply for a grant to make disabled adaptations to my home?
Yes - funding is available from your local authority. There are two
These are available, at the local authority's discretion, to help with
What is a Mandatory grant?
These are payable to persons who have been assessed as being
What if I am tenant in my home?
These grants can be claimed by tenants and home-owners.
What if my Landlord is the Council or a Housing Association?
Special Disabled Facilities Grants can be claimed, at the local
What other help can tenants get ?
If your health has deteriorated and you have developed a disability
Council tenants who are moving home because of a disability, can claim
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Extra Working Tax Credits
If you are claiming income support and are awarded the medium
The forms for claiming all of these benefits are complex. If
Wheelchairs and electric adjustable beds
MORE INFO FOR THE DISABLED AND PENSIONERS
You might have tried to claim certain benefits and grants before and
| GOOD NEWS FOR NURSING HOME RESIDENTS !!|
IF YOU OR YOUR RELATIVE IS IN A NURSING HOME BECAUSE OF SEVERE
PHYSICAL OR MENTAL HEALTH NEEDS YOU MAY BE PAYING FEES THAT
SHOULD BE FUNDED BY THE NHS. THE HEALTH SERVICE OMBUDSMAN
HAS RULED THAT MANY OF THE CRITERIA USED FOR ASSESSING WHETHER
FEES SHOULD BE PAID BY THE NHS DO NOT MEET LEGAL REQUIREMENTS
AND CAN BE CHALLENGED IN COURT.
NHS "CONTINUING HEALTHCARE" PROVIDES FULL NHS FUNDING OF
NURSING HOME FEES WHERE THE PRIMARY NEED IS HEALTH. YOU MAY
HAVE MOVED FROM A RESIDENTIAL CARE HOME (WHICH DOES NOT
QUALIFY) INTO A NURSING HOME OR AN EMI RESIDENTIAL HOME BUT
HAVE CONTINUED TO PAY THE FEES YOURSELF. IF YOUR MOVE WAS
NECESSARY BECAUSE OF DETERIORATION IN YOUR MENTAL OF PHYSICAL
HEALTH, THE FEES SHOULD BE MET IN FULL BY THE NHS. ASK THE CARE
HOME MANAGER TO ARRANGE WITH THE LOCAL NHS TRUST TO HAVE
YOUR NEEDS ASSESSED. IN THE EVENT OF A COMPLAINT OR
APPEAL CONTACT THE HEALTH OMBUDSMAN OR A SPECIALIST SOLICITOR.
GET HELP WITH GRANT FUNDING
THE GOVERNMENT PROVIDES FUNDING FOR FOR THE DISABLED AND OVER
USEFUL CONTACTS FOR HELP AND ADVICE
NHS DIRECT 0845 4647
North of Tyne PALS for patient advice and support 0800 032 02 02
Occupational Therapist Assessments 0191 270 3130 - take the first
CANCER RESEARCH INFORMATION NURSE 0800 226 237
NORTH TYNESIDE DIABETES PATIENT PANEL
STROKE INFORMATION SERVICE
NORTH TYNESIDE DAY HOSPICE
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HAS YOUR CARER REACHED AGE 65 AND LOST THEIR ICA?
If so, you may be entitled to claim extra benefit for yourself. When a
To complain about a Care Home or Nursing Home contact the
To complain about a Social Worker there are 3 stages:
1- complain to his/her superior officer at the Council - keep a copy
To complain about the Benefits Agency, the DWP or any other Government