Action three: Help with health and care costs

Social Care

Social Care can help people who are elderly or have disabilities. They can help you connect with local neighbourhood groups, and services such as libraries and health and care services.

They can also help you if you look after someone else. Social care services are provided by local councils and you can look up how to contact your council here.

Find out more about social care services and how they can help


Prescription and other NHS support

If you struggle to pay for your prescriptions, you might be eligible for free NHS prescriptions.

Alternatively, if you have to pay for a lot of prescriptions, it may be cheaper to buy a prescription prepayment certificate.

Call your GP for advice.

There is also support for other NHS costs.


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Check out the other actions...

Action one: Help with household bills

Get all the information you need to help with household bills and other costs including housing, council tax, energy and TV licence.

Find out more about 'Action one: Help with household bills'

Action two: Help with money and benefits

Billions of pounds in money and benefits go unclaimed every year. Make sure you are claiming everything you might be entitled to and are getting the help you need.

Find out more about 'Action two: Help with money and benefits'

Action four: Help with energy saving and home improvements

Find out about support for energy saving with home energy efficiency, adaptations you can make to your home and help with home improvements.

Find out more about 'Action four: Help with energy saving and home improvements'

Action five: Help with food costs

There is a lot of support available to assist blind and partially sighted people with food costs. Read our guide for tips on the action you can take.

Find out more about 'Action five: Help with food costs'

Action six: Employment support

There is help and advice available about getting back into work or looking for a new job from a range of employment support sources.

Find out more about 'Action six: Employment support'
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