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. For example, guiding you through benefit applications (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 2019

Carers Allowance 2019

Disability Living Allowance  (DLA) - Children 2019

Disabled Students Allowances (DSA) 2019

Employment Support Allowance (ESA) 2019

Health Costs 2019

Personal Independence Payment (PIP) 2019

Travel Insurance 2019

Universal Credit 2019

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