Me and my partner both have mental health issues I have physical issues too my partner needs help to keep on top of house chores as I can’t help at the moment please I’m desperate to help him he also suffers with colitis which exacerbates his anxiety … we need help financially to with benefits ty in advance don’t know what to do we are at the end of our tether
Hi Claire … welcome to the canteen.
First step … are you and your partner claiming all benefits / allowances out there ?
Online benefits calculator … ideal to crunch some numbers in to get a picture :
An alternative would be your local CAB.
I assume both of you not working ?
Claiming PIP … ESA ( Support group ? ) … Carers Allowance for each other ?
Universal Credit rolled out on your manor ?
Housing … if tenants , Housing Benefit / potential Council Tax discount ?
Assessments … Needs and Carers … upto date through your local LA ?
Mental health … in touch with MIND / Rethink ?
Ages … both under 65 ?
Power of Attorney … considered / in force ?
Just a few initial thoughts to start you off in the right direction.
Claire, ask Social Services for a Needs Assessment to get some help. They should do a financial assessment, and part of that should be telling you what benefits you might be eligible for.