Stratford-on-Avon and Warwick District Councils are considering a proposal to merge, creating a new District Council covering the whole of South Warwickshire (the areas currently covered by Stratford-on-Avon and Warwick District Councils).
The public consultation on the plans to create a South Warwickshire Council starts this week on Monday 6 September and runs until Sunday 24 October.
The consultation document and online questionnaire can be viewed and completed at: www.southwarwickshire.org.uk
The following health and social care benefits are offered to citizens who qualify. These benefits are managed and paid by central government. All information is provided by gov.uk.
Attendance Allowance is a tax-free benefit. You may be eligible if you're aged 65 or over and need help with personal care because you're physically or mentally disabled.
Carer's Allowance is a taxable benefit to help people who look after someone who is disabled. You do not have to be related to, or live with, the person that you care for.
Disability Living Allowance (DLA) is a tax-free benefit for disabled people who need help with mobility or care costs.
Employment and Support Allowance provides financial help to people who are unable to work because of illness or disability. It also provides personalised support to those who are able to work.
Incapacity Benefit is being replaced with Employment and Support Allowance (ESA). You will be reassessed if you are already claiming Incapacity Benefit to decide if you're capable of work or eligible for ESA.
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