There are other organisations that provide services, advice and other help to young disabled people, this includes information about benefits and what young people may be entitled to. Take a look at some we have listed below to see where you might be able to get further help and support.
Organisations that can help with benefits information
Website link can be found here to more information.
Support organisations for young people in transition
Disability Information Scotland
Disability Information Scotland offer a number of different services to help guide people through a maze of disability information.
Tel: 0300 323 9961
The Scottish Disability Directory
The Scottish Disability Directory provides details of local sources of support.
Turn2us provides a search engine tool on their website to help you look for available grants near you.
Disability Grants website provides information on grants and trusts available within the UK.
Counselling Directory is a helpful resource for those in distress and need to seek help. The website includes details about different types of disabilities, when you should look for help and what you should be looking for in a counsellor or psychotherapist.
Tel: 0333 325 2500
Newlife is the UK’s largest charity funder of children’s specialist disability equipment.Newlife equipment includes beds, seating, wheelchairs, communication aids and much more.
Tel: 01543 462 777
Transition Support Service by The National Autistic Society
The transition support service is a free service for young autistic people aged 14 years+ and their parents or carers, looking for information and advice on the transition to adulthood. This includes young people preparing to leave school as well as further and higher education.
- Tel: (leave a message on the answering service and someone will call you back) – 0808 800 0027
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Web: www.autism.org.uk/transition
There are various financial agencies that may be able to assist with the financial management of an award. These are the ones we are aware of operating in Scotland –
AILN (Ayrshire Independent Living Network)
The Michael Lynch Centre
71 Princes Street
Tel: 01294 475685
Barrie Bookkeeping & Payroll Solutions
11 Boston Road
Tel: 01592 756713
Tel: 01896 759700
GCIL (Glasgow Centre for Inclusive Living)
117 Brook Street
Tel: 0141 550 4455
GCVS (Glasgow Council for the Voluntary Sector)
11 Queen’s Crescent
Tel: 0141 332 2444
ICMS (Individual Cash Management Solutions)
Tel: 01592 775408
Quill Accounts Ltd
Tel: 01337 827017
Suite G4 Dalziel Building
7 Scott Street
Tel: 01698 250280