Are you claiming all that you are entitled to?

Disability Living Allowance (DLA) for children under 16 who need extra looking after or have walking difficulties. The DLA rate is between £22 and £141.10 a week and depends on the level of help the child needs.

Personal Independence Payment (PIP) - You must be aged 16 to 64 and have a health condition or a disability. If you’re aged 16 to 64 you could get between £22 and £141.10 a week by claiming Personal Independence Payment (PIP).

Carer's Allowance is payable to a mother or father caring for a child/adult who is in receipt of Disability Living Allowance - the middle or highest care rate, or Personal Independence Payment - daily living component and look after that person for at least 35 hours a week.

Council Tax Discount if you are not in band A you may qualify to drop one tax band. If you are in band A then you may be entitled to a discount of one sixth of your bill. That is if an adult or child is resident and there is an extra room for that person, or extra space is needed, for example, to store a wheelchair.

Council Tax Discount for Carers. This only applies to those caring for someone over eighteen, who  look after someone who is entitled to Disability Living Allowance - the middle or highest care rate or Personal Independence Payment - daily living component.
If two people are caring for at least thirty five hours each per week, they may be entitled to up to fifty per cent discount. This will be affected if there are other adults living in the house.

Family Fund Trust: funding may also be available from The Family Fund Trust, PO Box 50, York. YO1 2ZX.