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About the Greenwich Community Directory

Welcome to the Greenwich Community Directory – your online health and social care information and service directory The Greenwich Community Directory is an online resource offering local residents access to information on social care, health, wellbeing and advice services in the Royal Borough of Greenwich.…

Access Independent Financial Advice

Independent Financial Advice  It is important to plan for the future and to manager your finances so you can afford the care you may need. Care and support is not a free service like the NHS, and often individuals will have to pay some contribution…

Attendance Allowance

Attendance Allowance is a benefit for people aged 65 or over who need frequent help because of their sickness or disability. You can get Attendance Allowance even if no-one is giving you the care you need. Many people do not realise that they can get…

The Care Act 2014

Information on changes to adult social care Adult care and support services are changing because of new legislation known as The Care Act.  The act brings together all previous pieces of law relating to 'care and support services'. Care and support services include help with…

Carer's Allowance

Carer's Allowance is a weekly benefit for people who are full-time carers for a sick or disabled person. To qualify for this benefit, you do not have to live with the person you care for – they could be your partner, relative, neighbour or friend.…

Disabled Facilities Grant

If you live in a privately owned or privately rented home and you have a substantial disability you may be eligible for a Disabled Facilities Grant. What type of work is covered? Help is available to pay for any major adaptations that have been recommended…

Hospital Travel Costs

If you are receiving NHS treatment under the care of a consultant, you can get help with the necessary cost of travel to hospital. Who can get help? You can get help if you or your partner receive: Income Support income-based Jobseeker's Allowance Pension Credit…

Personal Independence Payment

Personal Independence Payment (PIP) is a new benefit for adults of working age with long-term health problems or disabilities who need help getting around or with daily living activities. It has now replaced Disability Living Allowance (DLA) for people aged 16 to 64. Who can…

Publically Available IT Support

Free IT services are available at libraries throughout the borough. Greenwich library members are able to use PCs in order to access the internet, apply for support or print out information (please note there is a charge for printing services). Below you will find more…
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