Help and support for disabled people | Sevenoaks District Council

Help and support for disabled people

If you or someone you care for has a disability, help and support is available.

Financial help and employment

The GOV website has lots of information about the financial help available for disabled people and information and advice if you are disabled and looking for work.

Benefits and help with your Council Tax

Depending on your circumstances, you may be entitled to help with your Council Tax or a Council Tax discount if you or someone you live with has a disability.

Care needs assessment

Kent County Council can help you arrange the care and support you need.

Local activities and support

Kent County Council has information on day activities, Changing Places toilet facilities and day centres.

Support for people living with dementia

The Alzheimer' Society and Dementia UK websites have information and support for people living with dementia and their carers.

Alzheimer’s and Dementia Support Services provide a 24-hour dementia helpline.

The Sevenoaks Area Dementia Friendly Community runs local dementia cafés and singing groups.

Age UK provide local services for people living with dementia.


Assisted household waste collections

You may be eligible for help with your waste collections if you are unable to take your sacks to the kerbside.

Disabled Facilities Grants and home adaptions

You may be entitled to a grant to make adaptions to your home if you are disabled.

Disabled rail cards and bus passes

The GOV website has information on eligibility and the cost of a disabled person’s railcard.

Apply to Kent County Council for a bus pass.

Lease a car, scooter or powered wheelchair

The Motability Scheme has information on leasing a car, scooter, powered wheelchair or Wheelchair Accessible Vehicle (WAV) using a qualifying mobility allowance.

Blue Badges and parking

Apply to Kent County Council for a blue badge.

Apply for a disabled parking bay and view the location of disabled parking bays in town centres across the Sevenoaks District.


Wellbeing support

Age UK provide advice, support and activities for older people.

Disability Assist helps people with disabilities in Kent to live independent lives.

Every Step Counts are volunteer-led, accessible walks to help keep fit and meet new people.

Hi Kent helps deaf and hard of hearing people connect with those around them.

Kent Association for the Blind provides services and issue registration to those with sight loss.

Kent County Council Sensory Services supports children living with hearing and visual impairments.

Contact the emergency services using BSL

To call 999 using BSL, use the BSL website or the BSL app.

A BSL interpreter will be available so you will need a device with a camera.