Information and Advocacy

Information and Advocacy

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Paul White - Information & Advocacy Officer
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Curtis Miller - Welfare & Benefits Officer

Our dedicated team specialize in helping visually impaired people to apply for Disability Living Allowance DLA, Personal Independence Payment PIP (that is being introduced to replace DLA) and Attendance Allowance AA.

Here are just a few areas in which Paul and Curtis can help:

Benefits

  • Discuss your current illness or disabilities and advise on which benefits you may be entitled too.
  • Help to apply for or advise on any other benefits or concessions that may be available to you.
  • Refer you to relevant agencies regarding other benefits such as ESA or Carers allowance.
  • Reviews of the rates people receive and help to increase them if appropriate.
  • Represent people on appeal through to and including tribunal hearings

Bus Pass and Travel

  • Complete the necessary paperwork to apply for a Disabled Persons travel pass.
  • Provide help with bus routes when traveling in the area by accompanying visually impaired people on public transport to help gain confidence with particular routes.
  • Help with queries on issues relating to sight loss.

If you or someone you know are blind or partially sighted and would like to use our information and advocacy services, please fill in our referral form by clicking the button below.

If you still aren’t sure if information and advocacy services are for you, or if you would like a more informal chat about the services we offer please click here to contact us.