Funding you can apply for yourself

A tax free amount of money for some disabled children which can help with the extra costs of looking after a child (under 16).

Extra money to help you with everyday life if you have an illness, disability or mental health condition.

If you already get disability living allowance or personal independence payments, you may be able to get carer's allowance too.

If your child has an EHCP, social care or health plan, you can ask for a personal budget, to provide more personalised support

You might be able to get a grant for a disabled or seriously ill child or young person.

Income support can help to cover your costs if you are low on income and look after a severely disabled child or young person.

Universal credit can help with your living costs, if you're low on income or out of work.

If you pay rent, and you are not living with a close relative, you may get housing benefit.