Hft | Resources & Guidance | Benefits and support

Benefits & support

People with learning disabilities and family carers can be entitled to certain benefits and support mechanisms.  Find out more about what’s available, and how you can find out more.

  • Carer's Allowance

    If you care for someone for at least 35 hours a week and they get certain benefits (for example PIP or DLA) you could be entitled to Carer’s Allowance.
  • Personal Independence Payment

    Our 'PIP tips' are intended to make the process of completing the Personal Independence Payment application form as straightforward as possible.
  • Disability Living Allowance

    Disability Living Allowance (DLA) is coming to an end for people aged 16 to 64. It is being replaced by Personal Independence Payment (PIP).
  • Carer's Assessment

    A Carer’s Assessment is different to Carer's Allowance and is the first step for a carer to access support from their local authority.