(Links provided by Adrian Wait)
- Benefits and Work is a company that helps benefit claimants get the ones they are entitled to, helping to prepare their case and giving them all the info they need. There are booklets on various aspects of benefit claims. It is not free, but seems reasonable to my mind. Their Email is firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Also, although The Citizens Advice Bureau (in phone book, or look online) in your area may be very busy, it's worth trying them for help. They have an online help database but you need face to face support I think. They have phone helplines and local offices
- There is also DPAC, Disabled People Against the Cuts, I don't know if they are only campaigners or if they can advise individual people. Find them online.
- You should have a support worker through your GP, I'd think. If you do, that person could go with you to the appointment, and maybe also help you prepare all the documents you need. You can ask your doctor.
- There are lawyers who specialise in appeals against DWP decisions, some work through the C.A.B., free, others in welfare centres or commercially. You may get a half hour free from a socially responsible lawyer apart from that, to give you advice.
- Your local MP might get you support or advise you.
- Do you belong to a Church? There can be a very supportive community in a Church, who could help. Your Vicar or Priest would be in the phone book. I wish I could promise results. But know there are caring people around if you are lucky enough to find them.