Independent Age’s Guide To Advice & Support for People With Disabilities

The older person’s website, Independent Age, has put together a great little guide to advice and support for people with disabilities and long-term health conditions.

Attendance Allowance
This Independent Age guide explains everything you need to know about who’s eligible for this extremely useful benefit, plus how to claim and what you’re entitled to – Attendance Allowance

Disability benefits – what you need to know
Independent Age’s factsheets cover what support is available to disabled people both over and under State Pension age: Disability benefits for adults under State Pension age | Independent Age explains Personal Independence Payment (PIP) and Adult Disability Payment (ADP), who can apply for these benefits and how to apply.

If you, or somebody you know, need some extra assistance, their Help at home advice pages look at disability equipment, home adaptations, getting outside help and more.

Getting equipment for sight loss
Most of us will experience some sight loss as we age. Having a visual impairment can cause difficulties in your daily life, but there is support available. Their advice page Getting equipment for sight loss goes through the various products, such as voice controlled devices or different types of magnifiers, that can make your life easier and help you live independently.

For more information about any of the above, you can contact their Helpline team on freephone 0800 319 6789, email: or via the web chat. Their Helpline also offers a translation service if you need it.