Useful Government Websites

 

This is list of useful Government websites put together by CBCSG member Keith Anderson:

 

You may not realize that you could be entitled to any of the following items shown below. Government website's are shown, whereby you can see if you qualify, or you can go through Cornwall County Council by visiting one of their One Stop Shops.

 

 

PERSONAL

Carer's Allowance

Disability Living Allowance

Personal Independence Payment

Attendance Allowance

www.gov.uk/financial-help-disabled/disability-and-sickness-benefits

 

Constant Attendance Allowance - if you need daily care and attention because of a disability

www.gov.uk/constant-attendance-allowance

 

VECHILES and TRANSPORT

Exemption from paying vehcile tax 

www.gov.uk/vehicle-exempt-from-car-tax

 

Parking Benefits - Blue Badge  

www.gov.uk/apply-blue-badge

 

Disabled persons bus pass or railcard  

www.disabledpersons-railcard.co.uk

 

Help to buy or lease a car from The Motability Scheme  

www.motability.co.uk 

 

HOME and HOUSING

If you've been assessed by your local council ( Cornwall County Council 03001234131) as needing care and support services, you can get:

 

Direct Payments 

www.nhs.uk/CarersDirect/guide/practicalsupport/Pages/Directpayments.aspx

allowing you to buy in and arrange help yourself instead of getting it directly from social services

 

Disabled Facilities Grants 

www.gov.uk/disabled-facilities-grants

which is money towards the costs of home adaptations to enable you to continue living there

 

If you're on a low income you may also be entitled to Housing Benefit

www.gov.uk/housing-benefit

 

Council Tax Reduction from your local council

www.gov.uk/council-tax-deduction

 

ON A LOW SALARY

If you're working and on a low salary, you can get extra money to, top up your salary

 

Income Support

www.gov.uk/income-support

 

Working Tax Credit

www.gov.uk/working-tax-credit

 

VAT RELIEF ON CERTAIN GOODS AND SERVICES

You don't have to pay VAT on certain goods and services if they're just for your own use and you're disabled or have a long term illness

www.gov.uk/financial-help-disabled/vat-relief

 

MEALS ON WHEELS

Cornwall County Council no longer offer this service, they have sub-contracted out to a company called Right Care Index

www.rightcareindex.com

 

HEATING

Home Heating Helpline  

Free Telephone No. 0800 336699

 

CORNWALL COUNTY COUNCIL

The council operates One Stop Shops throughout the county. These outlets offer assistance on any of the above subject matters. Check the council website for the addresses, they

have outlet's in:

Bodmin - Bude - Callington - Camborne - Camelford - Falmouth - Fowey - Hayle - Helston

Launceston- Liskeard - Looe - Newquay - Penryn - Penzance - Redruth - St. Austell - St. Ives

Saltash - Torpoint - Truro - Wadebridge

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