You can find information about benefits and financial help by clicking on the links below.
'Life, Money, Action!' (LMA) project
LMA is a project developed and delivered by the National Skills Academy for Financial Services and funded by the Money Advice Service.
The project aims to support young people aged 16-24 with money management issues they may face as they navigate through key transitions such as living independently, starting work or moving into further and higher education.
For more information, please click on the link below.
LMA Project (opens a page on an external website)
Young people and adults with disabilities may be able to receive grants to help fund specialist equipment, training courses or holidays. Please see information from Kingston Centre for Independent Living (KCIL) for more details.
KCIL Grants (opens a page on an external website)
Making Money Easier
This is a set of free guides from United Response which provides basic explanations for finance and money related subjects.
These are aimed at people with learning disabilities, but could be equally useful to anyone who finds themselves lost in financial jargon and small print.
The Making Money Easier guides include advice about choosing and using a bank account, a glossary on common banking terms, tips on budgeting and a guide to help people live independently.
There are six separate booklets which you can download individually here from the United Response website: