Help if you live in a care home

A basic guide to benefits that people may be able to get living in a care home, and the effects on benefits you already have

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Help if you live in a care home (Chinese Version)

Basic guide to benefits that may be available to people living in a care home

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Help if you live in a care home (Vietnamese Version)

Brief guide to benefits that may be available to people who live in a care home

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Attendance Allowance (Factsheet 34)

This factsheet covers Attendance Allowance, a tax-free and non-meanstested benefit paid to people who are 65 years old or over with attention or supervision needs. Unlike Disability Living Allowance (DLA), it does not have a mobility component. Attendance

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Disability benefits: Personal Independence Payment and Disability Living Allowance

Personal Independence Payment is a non means-tested benefit for people aged under 65 who have long-term physical or mental health problems. It is gradually replacing Disability Living Allowance.

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Disability Living Allowance (DLA) for a Person Aged 16 or Over

If you have a severe physical or mental illness or disability and need help for more than 6 months you may be able to claim a Disability Living Allowance (DLA). These webpages describe what the DLA is, how to find out if you are eligible and how you can

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Local welfare assistance schemes and the Social Fund

If you’re on a low income and have to meet the cost of unplanned expenses, you may be eligible for a payment from the Social Fund or your local council to help. This factsheet explains what you may be eligible for, how payments are made and how to complai

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