Help for disabled people

There is a wide range of financial support available to all residents, including those living with disabilities.

Community benefits team - The community benefits team provides general advice about benefit entitlements and financial assessments.

Community hubs - There are four community hubs located in the borough offering vital information and advice to residents finding it difficult to access the support they need. 

Community support directory - Search the directory for information, advice and guidance from organisations, support groups and charities in Ealing.

Financial help

Financial help from government if you’re disabled - The government offer a wide range of disability-related financial support, including benefits, tax credits, payments, grants and concessions.

Disability cost of living payment - A lump sum payment of £150 was paid directly to those who qualified in September 2022.

Benefits and help with bills - Check what support you are entitled to depending on your personal circumstances.

Local Welfare Assistance - Apply for Local Welfare Assistance if you need financial support towards essential items or to help towards energy bills.

Help towards your council tax - Apply for a reduction in council tax if a person with a disability lives in your property and it has certain features (such as an extra bathroom or kitchen, or space for using a wheelchair) for the disabled person.

Shaw Trust – Works alongside local communities to provide employment support and helping people to access the right jobs for them.

Help at home

Ealing Mencap - Supporting local people with learning and other disabilities to live as independently as possible.

Handyperson scheme - The handyperson service arranges minor jobs to be carried out in the home for disabled people.

Making your home more energy efficient. - Healthy Homes Ealing is a free service available to all residents that provides advice on how to make your home more energy efficient and what grants might be available to you.

Sign up for the Priority Services Register with your utility companies - If you have a disability or rely on your energy supply for medical reasons, contact your utility companies directly to get on their list of priority customers. You may also be entitled to a free annual gas safety check.


Taxi cards - The London Taxicard Scheme provides subsidised transport in taxis and private hire vehicles (minicabs) for people with serious mobility or visual impairments, making it very difficult or impossible to use mainstream public transport. 

Ealing Community Transport - Free and low cost community transport service supporting residents who find it difficult to use public transport to make journeys around the borough.