Benefits, support and mobility resources

Explore our useful resources on benefits and support, including information on eye conditions, grants to apply for, and benefits you may be entitled to.

Student clearing tables as part of an employability work placement at a local cafe

Benefits

If you or your children have a disability, you may be entitled to different benefits including support with transport and housing costs.

A guide to mobility canes

There are many varieties of canes, but what is the real difference between them? We give you the breakdown of mobility canes.

Eye conditions

Over two million people living in the UK have sight loss. We’ll give you a few facts about sight loss, as well as some of the most common eye conditions people experience in the UK.

Grants and how to apply

If you have a disability financial support may be available to fund the purchase of technology, equipment, education or in some cases day to day living expenses. Download our list of organisations that fund technology and our guide on how to apply.

Fiona and Alice on the I Can Do It course

Seven Steps Guide

Experiencing sight loss and don’t know what to do next? Our seven simple steps can help you receive the support you need.

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Sam pressing the buttons on her microwave which are embossed with stickers.

How mobility and travel training can enhance people’s lives eBook

Independent travel tips from our staff on how mobility and travel training can lead  to greater independence and positive life experience.

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Access to Work - supporting more disabled people in to work

Debbie explains how Access to Work could support you in to paid employment.

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How to use a sighted guide

Simon explains the benefits of using sighted guides and the best practise.

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Emotional support on sight loss

Mark talks to Henshaws Counsellor Sian to find out about some of the emotions you may feel after a sight loss diagnosis.

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