Autism Berkshire - Update Article Image

Grant boosts benefits support for Slough

We are delighted to announce that we can again able to offer an enhanced free benefits advice service to autistic people and their families in Slough.

We are able to provide this level of support thanks to a #OneSlough grant from Slough Council for Voluntary Service, supported by Slough Borough Council.

Help will also be available to residents of the town who have learning disabilities and mental health issues and are referred to us by local organisations.

Our Benefits Service advisers can help people to understand their rights to the following benefits and how to apply, and will support them at assessments, reassessments and appeal tribunal hearings if required.

  • Disability Living Allowance (DLA) for children aged up to 15
  • Personal Independence Payment (PIP) for over-16s
  • Employment & Support Allowance (ESA)
  • Universal Credit (UC)
  • Carer’s Allowance

Support is available from our advisers by appointment – face-to-face in Slough town centre, on the phone or online using video calling.

Please note that we strongly advise people to get in touch with us before they start to prepare to make a benefit application. This is so that our team can ensure the forms contain as much relevant information and evidence as possible for the initial assessment by the Department for Work and Pensions.

To request an appointment, email benefits@autismberkshire.org.uk or call 01189 594 594 (option 2) and leave a voicemail message. Please include a daytime phone number that our team can use to contact you to discuss what help you need.

Click here for full details of all the support available from the Autism Berkshire Benefits Service in Slough and help for people living in the rest of Berkshire.

On a fee-paying basis, our benefits advisers can also assist Berkshire residents with conditions related to autism, including severe dyslexia, dyspraxia, obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), along with autistic people from adjacent counties.

  • The Benefits Service is also kindly supported by a grant from The Henry Smith Charity.