Benefit Advice & Guidance Links

Links to:

Benefits information online
Benefits advice in your area
Mental health information online
Other organisations

Benefits information online

Please note: the rules relating to benefits change continually and as a result there is a great deal of out of date benefits information on the net, even on the sites of major national charities. Please treat all benefits information you encounter on the web with great caution, particularly if it hasn't been updated for months.

Adviceguide

Basic benefits information from Citizens Advice (CAB).

Appeals Service

The home of The Appeals Service, the body which organises DLA and other social security benefits tribunals.

Department for Work and Pensions (DWP)

The DWP is the new name for the DSS. There is a great deal of very useful information on this site, including downloadable booklets about most benefits and downloadable claim forms.

Social Security Commissioners

This is the home of the Social Security Commissioners, who hear appeals against tribunal decisions. You can find out how to appeal to the commissioners, download an appeal form and read the full text of many decisions.
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Benefits advice in your area

 

www.clsdirect.org.uk for free legal information

Advice UK

Contact details of independent advice centres in your area, you can search for agencies that give benefits advice.

Law Centres Federation

Contact details of your nearest Law Centre, where you may be able to get free advice and representation at appeals.

Citizens Advice

Visit this site to find the contact details of your nearest CAB, (England and Wales) who will be able to give you information about benefits and who may employ a professional welfare rights worker.

Citizens Advice Scotland

Visit this site to find the contact details of your nearest CAB, (Scotland) who will be able to give you information about benefits and who may employ a professional welfare rights worker.

Citizens Advice(Northern Ireland)

Visit this site to find the contact details of your nearest CAB, (Northern Ireland) who will be able to give you information about benefits and who may employ a professional welfare rights worker.

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Mental health information online

Adam Bernard RMN

Personal website providing information about mental health issues in the UK.

Bristol Mental Health Resources

Site set up by mental health service users, with information about mental health services in the Bristol area, including: guides to drop-ins, benefits, phone support, medication. Also dozens of useful links and an art gallery.

Depression Alliance

Information on depression.

Eating Disorders Association

Information on all aspects of eating disorders plus telephone helpline and self-help support groups.

First Steps To Freedom

Help for people who suffer from phobias, panic attacks, general anxiety, obsessive compulsive disorders and tranquiliser withdrawal.

Mental Health Foundation

One of the UK's major providers of information relating to mental health.

MarkWalton.net

A guide to the Mental Health Act and related matters

MIND

One of the UK's leading mental health charities, very extensive information on all aspects of mental health.

National Schizophrenia Fellowship

A guide to severe mental illness.

National Phobics Society

User led anxiety disorders association providing information and self-help services.

NetDoctor

General health site with Dr Hilary Jones. Includes extensive information on mental health and a depression community.

SANE

One of the UK's leading mental health charities: telephone helpline, extensive literature, artwork and discussion groups.

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Other organisations

Caring matters

Works with other organisations to help people involved in long-term care to know where to turn, and when, for information and support.

United Response

United Response's mission is to encourage individuals with learning disabilities or mental health problems to plan for, and take control of, their lives in the community.

Disability Alliance

Disability Alliance was set up in 1974. It's principal aim is to improve the living standards of disabled people by breaking the link between poverty and disability. They achieve this through the various services they provide to disabled people, their families, carers and professional advisers about social security benefit entitlement and other entitlements. These services include the provision of advice, information, campaign work, research and training.

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