Cost of living

There are several ways to get help with household bills generally, depending on what benefits you are receiving.     Also, Citizens Advice South Lincolnshire can help with fuel bills more specifically.      Click icon to find out more.     updated

  Welfare benefits

Carers FIRST is the new name for Carers connect.     Click icon for their welfare benefits page.

More broadly, find out how Carers FIRST fits in with Lincolnshire carers service.

Disability living allowance

Contact has several pages about benefits.     The Disability Living Allowance (DLA) page may be the most interesting.     It is the main benefit for children under 16 with a condition or disability.

The DLA page links to detailed guidance on filling in the application form.     Click icon to browse.     The videos offer guidance about filling in the form.     It may be worth spending some time on

Cereba covers autism, among other things.     It has a DLA guide too.     It offers many tips on filling in the

   Click icon to view the 2023 one for England.

See also Money 16+

Personal budgets

If a child or young person has an Education, Health and Care (EHC) Plan, or who has been assessed as needing an EHC plan, then a personal budget can be requested.      Click icon for the Lincolnshire council web page.

Contact has a web page about personal budgets for care and support.

   Here is their 2021 factsheet.

Tap button to download their factsheet, then open in PDF viewer.  

Download PDF – 700KB

(See also an NHS guide to personal health budgets.      They are different to personal budgets.)

Wide ranging guide

This guide for parents of disabled children covers all aspects financial help.      You may want to know what financial help may be available to your child and what arrangements may need to be made to manage the finances from birth and as he/she gets older. 

   Click icon to view 2022 version.

Tap button to download, then open in PDF viewer.

Download PDF – 140KB

Turn 2 us

Turn2us is a national UK charity providing practical help to people who are struggling financially.     Click icon to browse.      Look out for their benefits calculator.

Official information


Housing benefits or Council tax support may be available if someone in your household is on a low income.      Click icon for specifics.

Family fund

Family fund provides grants to low-income families with disabled children.      Apply using their online family portal.      For more information click on the icon.

A representative travelled from their office in York to attend a Lincolnshire Parent Carer Council coffee morning in Grantham, in 2012, to promote the scheme.

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