Advice Benefits and Money

Dealing with Debt

Mid and East Antrim Community Advice Service
Mid and East Antrim Community Advice Services help people resolve their debt, benefits, housing, legal, discrimination, employment, immigration, consumer and other problems and is available to everyone regardless of race, gender, sexuality, age, nationality, disability or religion.
Tel: 028 9600 1333
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Income Support

Carers Allowance
Carers Allowance is the main benefit for carers. It is intended to replace the income you might otherwise earn from a job if you were not caring.
Tel: 0800 220 674
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Disabled Facilities Grant
This grant is available from the local council if the service user is disabled and need to make changes to their home, for example installing ramps, or adapting heating or lighting controls. This will not affect any benefits currently received by the applicant.
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Sources of Advice

Age NI Advice and Advocacy Services
Age NI provides an advocacy services for people experiencing difficulties negotiating the health and social care system, accessing appropriate levels of community care, dealing with issues relating to residential and nursing care. The charity’s advice and advocacy services also provide direct access to advice, information and practical support on a wide range of issues including welfare benefits, community care, housing and health.
Tel: 080 8808 7575
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Make The Call
The benefit enquiry line provides general information and advice on the full range of benefits. It will help you with assessing eligibility for benefits and completion of benefits such as attendance allowance, disability living allowance and carer’s allowance claim forms.
Tel: 0800 220 674
Helpline Tel: 0800 232 1271
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Independence at Home
Independence at Home is a charity that exists to support independence at home for people with disability and long term illness. We do this by providing grants to people on the basis of need, regardless of age, gender and ethnicity, religious or cultural background. Applications for Independence at Home grants come from all over the UK. We rely on referrals from health and social care professionals or from workers of voluntary associations, who have direct knowledge of their service users’ circumstances gained from a professional involvement in their care.
Tel: 020 8427 7929
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Radius Housing Floating Support
This service has been developed by Radius for people who are 55 and older, who wish to continue living independently in their own homes.  The service is delivered free of charge to anyone who, after an initial assessment, is eligible under the access criteria.
Tel: 03301230888
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