Other financial support and more information for all carers
Looking after Someone, a complete guide to carers’ rights and benefits, is available from
Carers UK Tel: 020 7378 4999 or speak to an advisor for a full benefits check by ringing Carers UK’s helpline on 0808 808 7777.
Age Cymru has a huge amount of information on financial support for older people. Call their free helpline on 08000223444 or visit www.ageconcern.org.uk
The Pensions Advisory Service is an independent non-profit organisation that provides free information, advice and guidance on the whole spectrum of pensions, including state, company, personal and stakeholder schemes. Call 0845 601 2923 or visit www.pensionsadvisoryservice.org.uk
Directgov is an excellent online source of information on benefits and Pensions.
Carers Direct also provides information on carers’ pensions and other aspects of caring,
The Welsh Water Assist tariff exists to help low income families and individuals with relevant medical conditions by offering reduced water charges. You will need to meet specific criteria to qualify, these are:
- The supply is a household only supply
- The bill payer or a member of the household isin receipt of a qualifying benefit (Pension Credit,Income Support, Council Tax/Housing Benefit) or tax credits.
- Either 3 or more children, under the age of 19 are living in the household, for whom child benefit is claimed.
- Or someone in the household has a medical condition that requires significant additional use of water.The medical conditions which would qualify are:
- Desquamation (flaky skin disease),
- Weeping skin diseases (Eczema, psoriasis, varicose ulceration)
- Abdominal stoma
- Crohn’s disease
- Ulcerative colitis
- Renal failure requiring homedialysis,
- Or another medical condition which requires significant amounts of water.
NB, a GP or Medial practitioner is needed to sign/stamp the application/confirm the medical condition.
For further information and an application form contact:
Tel: 0800 052 0145
The Megan and Trevor Griffiths Trust
The Megan & Trevor Griffiths Trust aims to help disabled people improve their quality of life and achieve greater independence. It was founded in 1990 by Trevor Griffiths to continue his late wife Megan’s work with disabled people in Carmarthenshire.
The Trust provides small grants for aids, equipment or services to disabled people, primarily people with a physical and/or learning disability. Funding is limited under the Trust deed to items that cannot be obtained from Health Services or Local Government.
Applications must be supported by someone who can confirm the information, such as family doctor, social worker, occupational therapist. Grants for financial assistance for debt relief, repairs to property or for white goods and furniture will not be considered.
The following publications may also prove useful to anyone considering other sources of ﬁnancial help.
A Guide to Grants for Individuals in Need 2013/14 - £79.20
The Guide to Educational Grants 2013/14 - £79.20
A Guide to the Major Trusts Vol 1 top 300 Trusts 2012/13 - £85.50
A Guide to the Major Trusts Vol 2, the next 700 Trusts 2012/13 - £85.50
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