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For one to one support on completing benefit forms including Disability Living Allowance (DLA) and Personal Independence Payment (PIP) contact a local support agency such as:
Grants for Wheelchairs - Step One
Grants for Wheelchairs - Step Two
In the first instance you will need to contact a local Occupational Therapist (OT) (through Social Services) to access your (or your child's) needs.
The OT will make their recommendations and advise on the Disabled Facilities Grant if applicable.
The Grant is not means tested for children (under 18 years).
Support and Information for Carers
Free nappies or pads may be available from your local continence service. They are not available until your child reaches a certain age - the age varies around the country.
Your child will need a referral to the continence service from your Health Visitor or GP.
There is a separate continence service for adults providing free pads.
Prescriptions are free in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.
In England they are only free to disabled people with a listed medical condition - this includes cancer, diabetes, epilepsy and a continuing physical disability that requires support of another person outside the home.
Free prescriptions are also available for young people (under 19 years) in full time education, over 60's, and individuals on low income named on a NHS Tax Credit Exemption Certificate.