Bridgend County Borough Council,Civic Offices, Angel Street, Bridgend, CF31 4WB

Tel: 01656 643643
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Fax: 01656 668126
Email: talktous@bridgend.gov.uk
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Questions to Ascertain Disability Expenditure

Does your disability mean you need to pay for assistance, including payment to family and friends, for personal assistance or household tasks?

Examples: personal care, gardening, housework, hairdressing, maintenance/decorating, interpreter/communicator.

Do you need to pay for any additional healthcare that is not covered by the NHS?

Examples: pain-management, general health management, hydrotherapy, acupuncture, massage, vitamin supplements, chiropody, massage, physiotherapy, therapy

Do you regularly pay for education, training or social

Examples: disability club, equipment, training.

Do you regularly spend extra on household items due to your disability?

Examples: toiletries (e.g. tissues, toilet paper, talcum powder), medical supplies (bandages, cotton wool, incontinence items), cleaning products.

Does your disability mean you have to spend more on washing clothes and household items either at home, at a laundry or though dry cleaning?

Does your disability mean you have to spend extra on clothing?

Examples: specially adapted clothing, frequent changes of clothing, additional warmth).

Do you think you need to spend more because of wear and tear on household items than if you were not disabled?

Does your disability mean you spend more on food than if you were not disabled?

Examples: special diet, cannot easily get to shops, delivery charges or reliance on convenience foods, eating disorders.

Do you need additional heating because of your disability?

Do you have additional fuel costs, apart from heating, because of your disability?

Examples: additional laundry, lighting, electric blanket, the amount of time spent at home.

Do you need to have your own car because of your disability?

Does getting around cost you more?

Examples: taxi charges, additional fuel charges, payment to friends.

Do any adaptations that you have in your home require ongoing costs?

Examples: debt costs, rental costs, replacement costs.

Does any equipment that you may have to help you with your disability require ongoing costs?

Examples: debt costs, rental costs, replacement costs.

Do you think you have any additional telephone costs due to your disability?

Examples: greater reliance on phones for contact, alarm call charges, calls to medical/care staff.

Do you have any other additional costs due to your disability?

Examples: call alarms, baby sitting / childcare, payment to helpers, additional insurances, specialised reading material (Braille books, talking books), additional costs related to mental health issues (manic episodes).

Last Updated: 22/07/2015
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