Grants, loans and other support

Alongside benefits for people with disabilities and their carers, means-tested benefits and benefits if you're unable to work, there are several other types of financial support that may be available for people with Parkinson's.

These include:

  • Grants and loans for people on a low income to help with certain one-off or occasional expenses such as funeral costs or cold weather. Local welfare assistance schemes and advance payments of benefits may also be available to help people in crisis situations.
  • Help with health costs. Depending on your circumstances, you may qualify for help towards some health costs that you might otherwise pay for, such as prescriptions, eye tests and glasses, dental treatment or travel costs to hospital.
  • Help getting around. You may be entitled to help getting around if you have mobility issues, such as the Blue Badge parking scheme, and various travel concessions and exemptions. 
  • Continuing Health Care is a package of care arranged and funded by the NHS in England and Wales, that may be available for people with a high level of healthcare needs. See our information on NHS Continuing Healthcare for more information.