If you have never accessed benefits before, you may not be aware that you may be eligible for financial support from the government. If you already receive some benefits, your diagnosis or the diagnosis of someone you care for may mean you are entitled to further support. Alex TLC can provide support with understanding and applying for these benefits. Disability Rights UK can offer expert advice and guidance. You can find out more about which benefits you might be entitled to by visiting the Benefits page of the Government website.
Charitable grants can also help you and your family to cope in a difficult time, including through the Alex TLC grant programme. Find out more about the programme and your eligibility here (How We Support You, Grant Programme). There are also larger organisations who may be better placed to provide this kind of support, take a look at Turn2Us to see what is available to you.
NB: This information and Alex TLC experience is based in the UK, amount and type of government benefits available in other countries will vary.