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Contact a Family Money Matters Workshop - get advice on benefits and other grants and perks available to families of someone with a disability

Money Matters: Benefits workshop

Bewildered about Benefits?

Rachael Turnbull, finance and welfare parent adviser from Contact a Family North East, will be at Toby House on Tuesday February 28th to deliver a Money Matters workshop for us about the benefits available to families of disabled children.

Contact a family logoShe’ll give an overview of:

  • Carers Allowance.
  • Disability Living Allowance.
  • Personal Independence Payment.
  • Child and working tax credits.
  • Other help available like grants and cinema cards.

Our Money Matters session will benefit families who have just started on their new journey. Or who feel that they aren’t aware of everything they may eligible for to help with the care and costs of having a child with a disability.

Rachel will talk about the components of the DLA and PIP benefits and what the application process is. (CAF also run a session to follow-on from this workshop to help families to apply for these benefits.) Rachael will explain what Carers Allowance is, and who is eligible for it. And then she’ll cover additional help such as Child Tax Credits, Housing Benefit, and Council Tax Relief, plus things like cinema cards for and grants.

The presentation will run from 10 am to around 12 noon. A light lunch will be provided. Afterwards, Rachael will stay until about 1pm to answer any questions and provide information about the services Contact a Family provide.

This workshop and lunch are free, but please do register for a place by calling us on 0300 365 3055 or e-mailing lesley.henderson@ttht.co.uk

About Contact A Family

Contact a Family is a national charity for families with disabled children. They provide information, advice and support. They bring families together so they can support each other. They also campaign to improve their circumstances, and for their right to be included and equal in society.

CAF have a freephone helpline to provide advice to parents and family members caring for a disabled child. Their freephone helpline 0808 808 3555 (9.30 – 5pm Mon-Fri). You can also email: helpline@cafamily.org.uk  or visit their website www.cafamily.org.uk.

For information about other events and workshops run by Contact A Family North East, see their website.