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Legal and financial Scotland

For further information on benefits please see HemiHelp’s Benefits for Families and Benefits for Adults information sheets.

AvMA (Action against Medical Accidents) Helpline: 0845 123 2352 Website: Charity providing free and confidential advice to people affected by medical accidents.

Children’s Legal Centre – Free legal advice: 08088 020 008 Website: Provides legal advice through its helpline and produces information sheets for parents about children and the law.

Citizens Advice Bureau - Website: Online guide to rights, benefits etc.

Disability Advice and Welfare Network - Email: Website: Gives disability information, news and views.

Disability Alliance - Website: Produces an annual Disability Rights Handbook which provides up to date information on changes in the benefits system, housing and more.

Disability Law Service - Tel: 020 7791 9800 Email: Website: Law and advice centre for people with disabilities.

Disability Rights UK – Tel: 020 7250 3222 (check their website for numbers of different advice lines) Email: Organisation led by disabled people that do campaign and policy work. They have free factsheets about benefits, independent living and work issues. They also have a range of helplines and provide training about welfare benefits and disability confidence.

Family Fund Trust Tel: 08449 744 099 Email: Website: Provides grants to help the families of children with severe physical disabilities.

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