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West Pennine Wheelchair Centre

Location: Hyde 

The Wheelchair Centre supplies wheelchairs and buggies for young people who have a disability.

Referral Details:  Referral from GP, Physio or Occupational Therapist

Age Range:  36 months and above (equipment can be provided for younger children who have a postural need)

Cost:  Free

  • Address:
  • Unit 8
    Hyde Point
    Dunkirk Lane
    Hyde
    SK14 4NL
  • For more information:
  • Telephone: 0161 355 2801

Gov.UK

If you are caring for a disabled child and would like information around money matters then you can visit Gov.uk for information on the following:

  • Financial Support
  • Direct Payments for Carers
  • Council Tax reduction for carers
  • Who pays for care
  • Carers Allowance
  • Direct payments for diabled children
  • Caring and your pension
 
For more information click here.

Family Fund

Location: National 

Family Fund supports families living across the UK who are who are raising a disabled or seriously ill child or young person up to the age of 17. Our support is focused on those on low incomes with a child/children who have a high level of additional support needs.
At Family Fund, we believe that all families raising disabled or seriously ill children and young people should have the same choices, quality of life, opportunities and aspirations as other families.
We support this by providing grants for a range of essential items. Families can apply for kitchen appliances such as fridges, freezers and cookers, as well as clothing, bedding, games, books and music, laptops and tablets, family breaks, sensory toys and more.
 
Who can apply?
We use our own Child and Young Person’s Eligibility Criteria to assess a disabled or seriously ill child or young person’s additional support needs based on the social model of disability.
You can also read more about our General Eligibility Criteria.
Children and young people do not need a diagnosis to meet our criteria.
 
How can I apply?
If you’re thinking of apply to Family Fund, you can do so in a number of ways. You can register to apply online, you can download an application pack to print off at home, or you can order a free application pack to be sent out to you.

Open: Monday to Friday, 9:30am - 5:00pm. Saturday and Sunday, CLOSED

 

Welfare Rights Service

Location: Ashton-Under-Lyne 

This service provides free confidential advice and representation on all matters regarding benefits.

The benefits that we can help you with include:

  • Attendance Allowance
  • Carers Allowance
  • Child Tax Credits/Working Tax Credits
  • Council Tax Benefit
  • Disability Living Allowance
  • Employment and Support Allowance
  • Housing Benefit
  • Income Support
  • Job Seekers Allowance
  • Pension Credit
  • Universal Credit

 
For more advice on Benefits call: 08000 749 985


We provide Help and Assistance with debts:

  • Maximizing income (including claims for welfare benefits and tax credits)
  • Prepare a financial statement with all income and expenditure
  • Deal with emergencies such as bailiff or court action
  • Challenge liability for debts
  • Act as a gateway to the government's mortgage rescues scheme
  • Deal with debts in the magistrate's court such as fines and council tax debt
  • Offers representation in relation to debts in the county court such as mortgage Possession, rent evictions and enforcement of county court judgements

 
How the advisor can help:

  • Give you 'one-off' initial advice.
  • If they are unable to help, they may need to refer you to another agency or supplier (they will tell you if this agency is free or if there is a charge).
  • They may take on your case and make an appointment – this will be discussed in the meeting.

 
Bring with you:

  • Proof of all income you receive.
  • A list of your income and expenditure.
  • All documents relating to your debts – (put them in date order with the most recent at the top).


Open: On the first and third Thursday of the month 9:30am-12:00pm

Referral Method: Self Referral or by Telephone

Age Range: All Ages

Cost: Free

Mortgages arrears advice line no: 0800 328 0008

Ot text ''Mortgage Help'' and ''Your Name'' to: 07980 993 678

You may wish to contact them by telephone or, alternatively you can use the on-line enquiry form (see website for details).

 
  • Address:
  • Tameside One
    Market Place
    Ashton-Under-Lyne
    Tameside
    OL6 6BH
  • For more information:
  • Telephone: 0161 342 3494
  • Fax: 0161 342 2168
  • Visit: Welfare
  • E-mail: welfare@tameside.gov.uk

Blue Badge Scheme

Location: Ashton Under Lyne 

The Blue Badge Scheme provides a range of parking concessions for people with severe mobility problems who have difficulty using public transport.  The scheme operates through the UK.   For more information about the scheme please see the website given below.

 
Address:
Stalybridge Civic Hall, Trinity Street, Stalybridge, SK15 2BN
  • For more information:
  • Telephone: 0161 342 8355
  • Fax: 0161 342 2398
  • Visit: Blue badge scheme

Ring and Ride

Location: Manchester 

Ring and Ride mini bus service for those who find it difficult to use ordinary public transport.

Open:  Monday-Friday 9.30am - 4.30pm

Referral Details: Self referral

Age Range:  Suitable for all ages

Cost: Single journey £2.00, Single journey £1.00.  Free to those with GMPTE travel passes 

 

Children Today Charitable Trust

Location: Chester 

Our service provides grants for equipment to give disabled children greater independence and the chance to take part in the same sort of activities as others for example:-

  • Electric wheelchairs
  • Educational toys
  • Communication and anything that will improve and enhance the quality of the child's life.


Open: Monday to Friday 9.00am - 5.00pm

Referral Details: By parent or guardian only

Cost: Contact for details

Age: 0-25 years

  • Address:
  • 17B Telford Court
    Chester Gates Business Park
    Dunkirk
    Chester
    CH1 6LT
  • For more information:
  • Telephone: 01244-335622
  • Fax: 01244 335473
  • E-mail: info@childrentoday.org.uk

Rosscare

Location: Dukinfield 

Rosscare is the repair contractor for the Wheelchair Service. They repair any faults that occur and service the wheelchair once a year. They also store, collect and deliver various other pieces of other specialist equipment such as standing frames, bathing aids and chairs.

Open: Monday to Friday 9.00am - 5.00pm

Cost: No cost if the wheelchair has been supplied by the Wheelchair Centre

 
  • Address:
  • Unit 3
    Tameside Court
    Fifth Avenue
    Dukinfield
    SK16 4PW
  • For more information:
  • Telephone: 0161 344 0482

West Pennine Wheelchair Centre

Location: Hyde 

The Wheelchair Centre supplies wheelchairs and buggies for young people who have a disability.

Referral Details:  Referral from GP, Physio or Occupational Therapist

Age Range:  36 months and above (equipment can be provided for younger children who have a postural need)

Cost:  Free

  • Address:
  • Unit 8
    Hyde Point
    Dunkirk Lane
    Hyde
    SK14 4NL
  • For more information:
  • Telephone: 0161 355 2801

Whizz Kidz

Location: London 

Whizz-Kidz provides customised mobility equipment - such as powered wheelchairs, sports and lightweight wheelchairs, trikes and bikes - to disabled children across the UK. We also offer wheelchair training and impartial advice and guidance to young people and their families.


Open: Monday to Friday 9.00am - 5.00pm

Referral Details: Self Referral and from medical professionals and other

Cost: Please contact for details

  • Address:
  • 4th floor, Portland House
    Bressenden Place
    London
    SW1E 5BH
  • For more information:
  • Telephone: 020 7233 6600
  • Fax: 020 7233 6611
  • E-mail: info@whizz-kidz.org.uk

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