Applying for DLA and PIP can be a challenge
If you find it over overwhelming for whatever reason, do call us on 01278 691100 and we will help you. One of our family support team can give you phone support, or you can visit one of our clinics or you can visit us at our base in Westonzoyland, near Bridgwater. In some circumstances, we can visit you at home.
Disability Living Allowance (DLA) - Forms
Applying for Disability Living Allowance (DLA) and Personal Independence Payment (PIP) can be a challenge if you find it overwhelming for whatever reason, do give us a call – 01278 691100 and we will help. One of our family support team can give you phone support, or you can visit us at our base in Westonzoyland, near Bridgwater. In some circumstances, we can visit you at home.
However you may find that with the help of the documents provided here you can do it yourself – the ‘DLA Guidance notes’ are particularly helpful as are the ‘example’ DLA forms. Again – if you have any questions do give us a call.
NB – DLA is split into two components ‘Care’ and Mobility’. Generally speaking the majority of our children DO NOT qualify for the high rate of the mobility component because of any physical difficulties but usually DO qualify on the grounds of “severe mental impairment and challenging behaviour” So it is important NOT to state how far the child can walk but to ignore this question and answer ‘not applicable’ or simply answer ‘no’ to the question “do you have any physical problems that restrict your walking”. Again give us a call on 01278 691100 if you have any questions.
Special Educational Needs (SEN)
An education, health, and care (EHC) plan is for children and young people aged up to 25 who need more support than is available through special educational needs support.
A request to your local authority for an EHC plan can be made by anyone including doctors, health visitors, teachers, parents and family friends. A young person can request an assessment themselves if they’re aged 16 to 25. The local authority will tell you within 16 weeks whether an EHC plan is going to be made for your child.
A guide has been produced by Cerebra you can download a copy from their website Cerebra Education Health and Care Plans.
Do not believe them if they say your child is not entitled – Give us a call. 01278 691100