Caring responsibilities can be made even more challenging by reductions to household income or the added expenses involved with meeting care needs.

The staff at the Centre can provide information and advice in relation to welfare benefits and related supports and can assist with completing the various forms required.

The most common benefits we can give advice about include:

  • Carers Allowance
  • Attendance Allowance
  • Disability Living Allowance
  • Personal Independence Payment
  • Employment Support Allowance
  • Council Tax Discount
  • Blue Badge applications

While we can give basic advice and information about other benefits such as Universal Credit and Housing Benefit we would direct you to other sources of information and support such as:

East Renfrewshire Money Advice & Rights Team

East Renfrewshire Citizens Advice

East Renfrewshire Council Customer First

The team at Social Security Scotland have put together this presentation on the new Scottish Child Payment which opens for applications in November 2020. The document also includes information on how to apply for the new benefit.