Helen Lyons, an Advice Session/Welfare Benefits Supervisor/Caseworker working for Citizens Advice Stroud and Cotswold Districts Ltd, answers families’ questions on Disability Living Allowance (DLA), Personal Independence Payment (PIP),Universal Credit and post-16 benefits, and giving advice on getting support to fill in the forms and what to do if you get rejected.

Click here for a handout to accompany the webinar, which has links to other support organisations

Contact have produced three introduction to DLA advice videos available in English, العربية, Polski and Soomaalida


Citizens Advice also provided an Energy Advice checklist to help families to save money and take advantage of other energy offers that may help your household.

Click here for the flyer

Gloucestershire Disability Fund

Well-being grants for people of any age with a special or exceptional need arising from having a disability, Organisation/Group grants and “Your future” grants for those aged 18 or over to support education or training to enhance work prospects, skills and excellence in the fields of the arts or sports or personal development through a special project. Click here to find out more

Disability Grants

If you have a Disability or are a parent or carer of a Disabled child or adult, then use this website to save time finding Disability Grants.

Charities and Trusts may provide funding towards the high cost of disability equipment, holidays, housing, days out, in fact anything above and beyond the normal costs of everyday living. Click here to find out more