Support for disabled people

These are the places to get coronavirus support if you’re a disabled person. Get help with shopping, advice about money, or find someone to talk to. You can also ask them for help if you’re worried about a friend, family member or neighbour.

Food and shopping

If you can't afford to buy food

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Brighton & Hove City Council

If you need free food or a food bank, get in touch with the council using the link, phone number or email below.

Area:

Across the city

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Brighton & Hove Food Partnership​

Brighton & Hove Food Partnership can help you with finding food. There’s lots of information on their website.

Area:

Across the city

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Brighton & Hove Community Transport

If you can’t get out, Brighton & Hove Community Transport has a website and phone line where you can order food and essentials to be delivered to your door.

Phone:

Ellis: 07548 226452 Daniel: 07739 953600

Opening hours:

Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm

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Together Co

If you need to stay at home, Together Co’s volunteers can collect food, medicine and essential supplies for you if you can’t go out.

Area:

Across the city

A friendly chat

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Possability People

If you’re feeling lonely, Possability People has the Get Involved Group for you to join so you can connect with other disabled people.

Area:

Across the city

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Speak Out

If you have a learning disability, Speak Out can set up phone calls or video calls so you feel less lonely. They also have virtual groups and social media for a chat, fun and companionship.

Area:

Across the city

Opening hours:

Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm

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Together Co

Together Co’s volunteers can call you for a friendly chat on the phone if you’re feeling lonely and missing company.

Area:

Across the city

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Amaze

If you’re under 25 and have a disability and you’re worried or struggling because of coronavirus, Amaze can give you information and advice to help you cope. There’s also lots of information on their website.

Area:

Across the city

Health

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Possability People

Possability People can give you advice about your health online or the phone.

Area:

Across the city

Phone:

01273 894040 If you are deaf or hard-of-hearing text 07774 910064

Opening hours:

Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm

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Speak Out

If you have a learning disability, Speak Out can help you stay well.

Area:

Across the city

Opening hours:

Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm

Rent and housing

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Speak Out

If you have a learning disability, the team at Speak Out can help you talk to your landlord or letting agent about rent.

Area:

Across the city

Opening hours:

Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm

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Brighton & Hove City Council

If you’re worried about being evicted or that you could become homeless, speak to the council’s early intervention team as soon as possible.

Area:

Across the city

Work, money and benefits

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Possability People

Possability People gives disabled people advice about work, sick pay, benefits claims and renewals on its website or over the phone.

Area:

Across the city

Phone:

01273 89 40 40 If you are deaf or hard-of- hearing text 07774 910064

Opening hours:

Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm

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Speak Out

If you have a learning disability, the team at Speak Out can help you sort out money or benefit problems.

Area:

Across the city

Opening hours:

Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm

If you're a carer

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Amaze

If you have a disabled child or young person and you’re worried or struggling because of coronavirus, Amaze can give you information and advice to help you cope. There’s also lots of information on their website.

Area:

Across the city

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The Carer’s Centre

If you care for someone, the Carer’s Centre has a helpline you can call to get advice and support.

Area:

Across the city

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Aspens Family and Specialist Support Service

If you – or a family member – have a disability or autism, Aspens Family and Specialist Support Service are online support and live chat service on their Aspen website.

Area:

Across the city

Opening hours:

Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm

Technology

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AbilityNet

Free tech support over the phone for anyone, but particularly older people and disabled people. AbilityNet will try and fix any technical issues you’re having.

Area:

Across the city

Phone:

0800 269 545 (This is the minicom number too)

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Digital Brighton & Hove

Free support, guides and resources for anyone who needs help to getting online. If you need help with using WhatsApp, shopping online or accessing NHS services, Digital Brighton & Hove can help. If you haven’t got a device or are offline, ou can call for some friendly advice.  

Area:

Across the city

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Diversity & Ability

Diversity & Ability offers advice on assistive and accessible technology.

Area:

Across the city

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Lawstop

If your right to care has changed because of the Coronavirus Act 2020, Lawstop can give you legal advice. You can also get in touch on behalf of someone you care for.

Area:

Across the city