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Other Useful Resources /Advice / Courses

Legal 

The NAS has a lot of advice via the Living with autism section of the website.Follow this link Advice and Information Services .


Cerebra 

The charity Cerebra has a  Legal Entitlements Project which may be able to help families with children under the age of 16 years old .

Follow this link for further information . http://www.cerebra.org.uk/English/gethelp/legalhelp/probonoscheme/Pages/default.aspx


The Friendly Trust (covers Cardiff and the Vale)

Provides independent advice and practical help to people with learning disabilities, their families and other unpaid care providers. It advises on wills, trusts and powers of attorney. In some situations can act as a trustee in relation to a trust set up for dependent adults.

The Friendly Trust, Canton House, 435 Cowbridge Road East, Canton, Cardiff CF5 1JH,

Email  advice@friendlytrust.org.uk  

Telephone: 029 2022 5200 

Website :  http://www.friendlytrust.org.uk/


Mencap

Provides a specialist service through the Mencap Trust Company Ltd.  They arrange occasional short day seminars in venues across the country on wills, trusts etc. 

Tel: 029 2074 7588

Website : www.mencap.org.uk


Carers Assessments 

What is an assessment?

An assessment gives you a chance to talk to someone about what support might make caring easier. A social worker or a carers support officer will visit you to talk about what help would be useful to you and the person you care for. Some of the things you will talk about are:

This is the link to the Carers assessment process in the Vale of Glamorgan .For further information follow this link  http://www.valeofglamorgan.gov.uk/en/living/social_care/adult_services/caring_for_someone/carers_assessment.aspx

Cardiff Council website is being restructured as at October 30th but shoudl also have similar information via the Search tool https://www.cardiff.gov.uk/ENG/Home/Pages/default.aspx


Health Courses 

EPP Cymru ( Education Programmes for Patients )

EPP Cymru provides a range of self-management health and well being courses and workshops for people living with a health conditions or for those who care for someone with a health condition. 

Go to EPP website for up to date course lists .


Financial Help /Other 

“entitled to” – what you can claim

This website can help you determine if there are benefits that you ought to be receiving – assuming you’re a British resident. People across the UK are missing out on benefits and tax credits worth more than £8 billion a year. Just use the simple calculator to work out how much you could claim. This site is free and no personal information is required, so anonymity is assured.

Website: www.entitledto.co.uk/default.aspx?AspxAutoDetectCookieSupport=1


Cerebra Grant Scheme

Their grant scheme funds up to 80% of the cost of equipment and services to help make life easier and more enjoyable for children with neurological conditions.Everything we fund has to be for the direct benefit of a specific child and every application is looked at in relation to the individual needs of that child.  This means that we can not fund equipment for schools and other groups.

Website : http://w3.cerebra.org.uk/help-and-information/grants/


Family Fund

Give grants for things that make life easier and more enjoyable for the disabled child, young person (up to 17 years) and their family, such as washing machines, driving lessons, computers and holidays (financial restriction apply).

Website:   www.familyfund.org.uk


Disabled Toilets RADAR National Key Scheme (NKS)

What is a Radar Key?

RADAR Key (sometimes called an NKS Key) is a large, silver-coloured skeleton key that opens more than 9,000 disabled toilets in the UK. To order a Key, or the accompanying NKS Guide contact RADAR (now Disability Rights UK) https://crm.disabilityrightsuk.org/radar-nks-key  .We have heard that there is an Apple app available for use with iPhones which shows where the toilets are .  

RADAR keys can also be purchased locally from: Cardiff Council Help Centre at Cardiff Central Library - 029 2087 2087 and County Hall - 029 2087 2087


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