Advice for disabled people

Possability People offers a wide range of support and advice to disabled people, their families, friends, and carers. The team are experts, and most of them have a lived experience of being disabled or living with a long term health condition. We support people who live in Brighton, Hove and East Sussex.

If you need information and advice about equipment or assistive technology, we will know what to talk to you about. If you want to know about money, or how to deal with debt, holidays or other local groups and services in the community, we can advise you.

We can help with enquiries such as:

  • Disability benefits: ESA (Employment Support Allowance), Universal Credit (UC), Personal Independence Payment (PIP), Attendance Allowance (AA), Carers Allowance, Working Tax Credit (WTA)
  • Disability benefits appeals
  • Some pension credit enquiries
  • Some Council Tax enquiries
  • Fuel debt or changing fuel providers
  • Utilities debt
  • Information on equipment or assistive technology
  • Accessible holidays
  • Food bank referrals

We can help you fill in the necessary paperwork to make any applications and processes less daunting.

We can help you challenge benefit decisions you disagree with and in some cases, support you through appeals. If you need support from someone who knows what it is like to challenge decisions at tribunals, we have a buddying programme.

We also offer a specialist MS advice service, for anyone who is affected by MS in the Sussex Coastal Area. You can find out more about this service by calling us on 01273 894040.

We signpost housing enquiries to Brighton and Hove City Council’s Housing Options Service or Homemove. If you have a housing emergency, contact Shelter  or Brighton Housing Trust.

 

All the work we do is independent and in confidence. We have The Advice Quality Standard and work in partnership with other agencies to provide specialist knowledge when needed.

4,500enquiries were dealt with by our Advice Centre last year

Advice in community languages available

You've already made the first step

We know seeking advice can be hard, for all sorts of reasons. But take the next step, fill in the form, and we will email or call you back.

 

Thank you

Last year, the Advice Centre was funded by The Henry Smith Charity, Ernest Kleinwort Trust & Brighton & Hove City Council, to provide an advice service  for disabled people

Contact us

If you need advice or information, contact our Advice Centre.

Telephone: 01273 894050

Email advice@possabilitypeople.org.uk

If you are in East Sussex and would like advice, please contact our East Sussex team.

Telephone: 01424 234460

Email esussexadvice@possabilitypeople.org.uk