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Attendance allowance is a benefit for older people who are physically or mentally ill; are disabled and need support or care; or need to be supervised by someone else during daily living activities.

Autism is a life-long condition which affects a person’s ability to communicate or to do everyday things. This page has more information about local support organisations and groups in Newcastle.

The Blue Badge Scheme allows people who have difficulty getting about to park their cars close to the sites and services that they need to use.

Carer’s allowance is paid to people over 16 and who spend at least 35 hours a week caring for someone with substantial care needs.

Disability Living Allowance is a payment for disabled children who need additional support for their care or mobility needs. Disability Living Allowance for adults is being replaced by Personal Independence Payment.

Employment and Support Allowance (ESA) is for people who are unable to work due to illness or disability and under pension age.

Income related ESA has been replaced by Universal Credit for new claims

Employees may first be entitled to Statutory Sick Pay

How to challenge a benefit decision.

There are grants available to help pay for adaptations and equipment to make life easier around your home.

Income Support is a benefit for people on low income and is means tested.

Universal Credit has replaced most new claims for working age means-tested benefits, including Income Support, but some people still receive it.

Industrial Injuries Disablement Benefit is a benefit for people who are disabled caused by certain types of work or because of an accident at work.

A learning disability is a life-long condition. It affects a person’s ability to communicate or to do everyday things. People with a learning disability find it harder than others to learn, understand and communicate.

PIP is a benefit to help towards some of the extra costs associated with ill-health or disability

Self care and self management¬†for people with a disability are terms that are used regularly in today’s society, particularly by the NHS and associated health and social care organisations.

Universal Credit is replacing six working-age means-tested benefits. It provides one payment which takes into account housing, employment, children and income.