Government organisations

Department for Work and Pensions

The Department provides benefits and services for a wide range of people. Their website explains how to claim Attendance Allowance, Disability Living Allowance and Carer’s Allowance online.

Attendance Allowance and Disability Living Allowance
Tel: 08457 12 34 56
Carers’ Allowance Tel: 01253 85 61 23

Department of Health

The DH exists to improve the health and wellbeing of people in England. Their website explains their work, structure and responsibilities; gives regular updates on key strands of their work; and provides electronic formats of their publications, as well as other information.


Directgov is the official government website for citizens. It provides easy access to the public services you use and the information you need in one place.

Driver Vehicle and Licensing Agency

If you’ve had, or currently suffer from a medical condition or disability that may affect your driving you must tell the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA). You’ll also need to provide details if you develop a new condition or disability or one that has become worse since your licence was issued. The DVLA provide medical advisory information and guidelines for those affected with a medical condition or disability that may affect their driving. Their drivers medical information can now be found under the Motoring section in Directgov. Directgov was created to provide all UK citizens easy access to public services in one place
Directgov Your Health and Your Driving

National Electronic Library for Health

The NLH is a modern, integrated, hybrid service that aims to be ‘the best, most trusted health related knowledge service in the world’. It comprises NHS funded services across the country and, a digital hub, plus commissioned information services and products.

NHS Choices

NHS Choices is a comprehensive information service that aims to put you in control of your healthcare. The service is intended to help you make choices about your health, from lifestyle decisions about things like smoking, drinking and exercise, through to the practical aspects of finding and using NHS services in England when you need them. It draws together the knowledge and expertise of:

  • the National Library for Health,
  • the Information Centre for Health and Social Care,
  • the Healthcare Commission and many other organisations.

And since the integration of the online arm of NHS Direct in October 2008, NHS Choices provides a single public “front door” to all NHS online services and information through the country’s biggest health website.

Department for Children, Schools and Families:
Special educational needs and disability

It is the ambition of the special educational needs (SEN) and disability division that every child with special educational needs reaches their full potential in school, and can make a successful transition to adulthood and the world of further and higher education, training or work. To promote the welfare and interests of disabled children, and to improve the support they receive, their website provides a wide range of SEN and disability advice and information for teachers, parents and others working with children with SEN in England.

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