Local Offer - Grants, Disability Aids and Services

Find out about grants and disability aids for people aged 0-25 with disabilities, and services which offer support.

Grants, Disability Aids and Equipment

Access to Work

Access to Work can help you get or stay in work if you have a physical or mental health condition or disability.

The support you get will depend on your needs. Through Access to Work, you can apply for:

  • a grant to help pay for practical support with your work
  • support with managing your mental health at work
  • money to pay for communication support at job interviews.

Caudwell Children

Caudwell Children provide family support services, equipment, treatment and therapies for disabled children and their families across the UK. 

  • Tel: 0845 300 1348

DIAL Doncaster

DIAL Doncaster offer a variety of disability aids and equipment including:

  • Sale of Radar Keys, Car Stickers and Blue Badge Holders
  • Short-term wheelchair hire service


Disabled Facilities Grant

If you’re disabled and need to make changes to your home, you could get a grant from your local council to help with the costs. The changes can include:

  • widening doors and installing ramps
  • improving access to rooms and facilities - eg by installing a stair lift or a downstairs bathroom
  • providing a heating system suitable for your needs
  • adapting heating or lighting controls to make them easier to use

To request an assessment for an adult or child call the number below or visit the home improvements and grants webpage.

  • Tel: 01302 737391

Doncaster Community Equipment Service - NRS

Doncaster Community Equipment Service is an integrated community equipment service commissioned by NHS Doncaster CCG and Doncaster Council to provide health and social care related equipment; such as walking aids, toilet raises, commodes etc.

Assessments will be undertaken by an Authorised Prescriber who will usually be an Occupational Therapist, Physiotherapist or Nurse.


Family Fund

Family Fund is the UK’s largest charity providing grants for families on low incomes raising disabled or seriously ill children and young people. Last year, we provided 88,407 grants and services worth over £33 million to families across the UK.

We believe that all families raising disabled or seriously ill children and young people should have the same choices, quality of life, opportunities and aspirations as other families. Beginning with those on low incomes, and considering all conditions against our own eligibility criteria (based on the social model of disability),we aim to make a difference to outcomes for disabled or seriously ill children and young people and the lives of the families raising them across the UK.

We support this aim by providing grants for essential items such as kitchen appliances, sensory toys, family breaks, bedding, tablets/computers, furniture and clothing. It can be a struggle financially, emotionally and physically for families raising a disabled or seriously ill child, and these grants help break down many of the barriers families face, improving their quality of life and easing the additional daily pressures.

We also provide a range of programmes and services, as well as information and advice to families that apply to us, in order to help them access more of the support that may be of help to them in raising their child or young person.

Watch our animated videos on how to apply and should I apply? for a snapshot of what we need from the application form and our criteria.


Live Inclusive

Live Inclusive have a variety of services for disabled people and those living with long term conditions. Services include:

  • Physiotherapy
  • Occupational therapy
  • Information
  • Support at appointments
  • Help to increase confidence and reduce social isolation



Services which can offer information, advice or support on a range on money matters for SEND. 

Active Independence

Active Independence is a small charity based in South Yorkshire. They offer information, advice, advocacy and training to disabled people, families and carers to promote independent living. They also help people to navigate through the health and social care systems and provide specialist disability benefit support to tribunal level.

Active Independence hold a register of Personal Assistants (PAs) and are able to support families through the whole recruitment and selection process. PAs have access to a confidential PA support service.

Active Independence offer free online training modules on a variety of topics. 

To find out more or gain support from the service, you can make a self-referral using the contact details below: 

Benefits Calculators

Benefit calculators can give you an idea of what benefits you may be entitled to. The calculators should be used as guide only and we recommend that you seek advice if you would like detailed breakdown of the benefits you may qualify for. 

Carers UK

Carers UK is the main membership charity in the UK for carers. Their website provides lots of detailed information on a range of financial support you might be entitled to as a carer or you may wish to claim on behalf of someone you care for. They're able to explain many of the options available with helpful tips on how to understand the system and seek help.

If you have a specific query, you can contact the Helpline team by emailing advice@carersuk.org.

Citizen's Advice

Citizen's Advice is an independent organisation specialising in confidential information and advice to assist people with legal, debt, consumer, housing and other problems in the UK.

Get local help from Citizens Advice Doncaster Borough.


Contact is a registered charity for families with disabled children. Their website contains lots of helpful information on benefits which families of disabled children may be entitled to, including Disability Living Allowance (DLA), Personal Independence Payment (PIP) and Carer's Allowance.  

Contact also runs a free helpline, Monday to Friday from 9:30am to 5pm, for parents and carers who have a disabled child aged from birth to 25. You can contact the helpline for a full benefits check to see what extra support your family may be entitled to.

  • Helpline: 0808 808 3555

DIAL Doncaster

DIAL Doncaster offers free welfare benefits advice and supports people with appeals and tribunals. The service can include benefit checks, form filling, reviews and tribunal representation. The primary focus of this service is to support those with multi-faced and complex needs who do not have the ability themselves, or support networks in place.

Doncaster Parents Voice

Doncaster Parents Voice is a Parent Carer Forum. They can support you with a Disability Living Allowance (DLA) application for your child.

Money Helper

Money Helper, previously the Money Advice Service, offers free and impartial help with money.

Their illness and disability section provides guidance about the support that's out there to help you manage better financially. It also looks at day-to-day things to help you, whether that’s tips on getting a mortgage or insurance, or grants and entitlements to support you in work or study. 


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Last updated: 29 February 2024 11:38:20


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