If you’re aged 16 to 64, you can apply for Personal Independence Payment (PIP). If you were receiving Disability Living Allowance (DLA) as a child you’ll need to re-apply for PIP. If you have an unpaid carer for more than 35 hours a week, they can apply for Carer’s Allowance. Your local authority has a duty to provide care at home. But what they provide depends on budgets. Speak to your social services department about what you can get.
If you have the higher rate mobility for DLA or the enhanced rate mobility for PIP, you can lease a car under the The Motability Scheme. You have to contribute your entire mobility component, but then your only expense running the vehicle is fuel.
Help with the home
Your local authority can provide a Disabled Facilities Grant (DFG) if you need specialist equipment or make changes to your home.
wider doorways and ramps
stairlifts and a downstairs bathroom
adapting lighting and heating controls
specialist equipment for mobility or using the bathroom and kitchen
Some organisations provide grants for items not covered by your local authority or the government.