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  1. Substance Misuse

    This advice and guidance page looks at substance abuse and the organisations that are available nationwide and locally to support individuals and families. Next review date April 2024
  2. Cancer - Support Services and Advice

    What is cancer? Cancer is a generic term for a large group of diseases that can affect any part of the body. Other terms used are malignant tumours and neoplasms. One defining feature of cancer is the rapid creation of abnormal cells that grow beyond…
  3. Drug and Alcohol Support

    There are a number of organisations offering support to people who misuse drugs and/or alcohol and those who are affected by this addiction. Click here for further information about local drug and alcohol services. Click on the services listed on this page to find out about…
  4. Personal Independence Payment

    Personal Independence Payment From April 2013 a new benefit, Personal Independence Payment (PIP), replaced Disability Living Allowance (DLA) for people with disabilities aged 16 to 64. PIP is a non-means tested; tax-free payment that can be spent as the recipient chooses. PIP is for disabled people aged…
  5. Disability Benefits

    The person you care for may be eligible for disability benefits to help towards the cost of their care and support. Personal Independence Payment (PIP) PIP helps people aged 16 to State Pension age with some of the extra costs caused by long-term illhealth or a disability.…
  6. Emergency Plan and Reading Carers Card

    You may be eligible for a carers card and emergency plan The Carers Card and Emergency Plan help make others aware that somebody is dependent on you. Having a carers card and emergency plan can be useful if you need support or assistance when you’re…
  7. Priority Services Register for vulnerable households

    Priority Services Register for vulnerable households Services such as gas, electricity, water, phones and public transport are no luxuries.  We need them every day to look after ourselves. Regulated providers of these services offer Priority Service Registers to provide extra help for customers who are…
  8. Advocacy for vulnerable adults

    Independent Advocacy If someone has substantial difficulty in taking part in an assessment, and has no one suitable to support them, social services can find them an independent advocate. An advocate is someone who can support the person to understand the process, make choices and…
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