Patient & Family Support Worker

My name is Helen Whitehead and I am the Patient and Family Support Worker for the Gauchers Association.  I am here to help with any unmet support needs (non-medical).  I can support you with a whole range of issues.  Examples are guiding you through benefit applications (for example Personal Independence Payment (PIP), Disability Living Allowance (DLA), attending appointments, accessing home adaptations, liaising with homecare teams, appeals for schools, getting support at college. 


Please click on the headings below to download our information fact sheets.

Attendance Allowance 2018 

Carers Allowance 2018

Disability Living Allowance  (DLA) - Children 2018

Disabled Students Allowances (DSA) 2018

Employment Support Allowance (ESA) 2018

Health Costs 2018

Personal Independence Payment (PIP) 2018

Travel Insurance 2018

Universal Credit 2018

Please contact our Helen Whitehead our Patient & Family Support worker on: or by phone on 01453 549231 / mobile: 07795 192311