Legal rights: social care, education and benefits
These pages explain your right to have your social care needs assessed, how authorities should make their decision about what services to arrange for you, and what the law says about charging you for the services you receive.
The Deafblind Guidance sets out how your needs assessment should be carried out, and is also helpful if you have problems with getting around, communication or access to information.
Our up-to-date information on welfare benefits explains Attendance Allowance, Disability Living Allowance (DLA), Personal Independence Payment (PIP), the higher rate mobility component, Incapacity Benefit and the Employment Support Allowance.
We can also help you to understand how the Equality Act prohibits discrimination against a disabled person, your right to have reasonable adjustments made to how people deal with you, and how to challenge discrimination against deafblind people.
Finally, these pages summarise the law on mental capacity and summarise the protection available to incapacitated persons.
Each of the pages in this section contains links to relevant and further information.
Sense has a small legal team who can advise you on your legal entitlements and protections, discuss options with you, and help you to assert your rights.
Find out how the legal team works and what help they can offer you.
First published: Monday 14 May 2012
Updated: Tuesday 31 March 2015