From our monthly virtual support networks to our free benefits advice, the Nystagmus Network is always here for you.
As we emerge from the pandemic, we’re all feeling the financial pressure of increasing fuel prices, the rise in the cost of living and, for some, job insecurity. So, we’ve put together a new guide to benefits.
Alongside our bespoke booklet on DLA, PIP and Nystagmus by volunteer Mike Hughes, a professional benefits adviser and member of the Greater Manchester Welfare Rights Advisers Group (GMWRAG), we now offer a Benefits Guide, providing information on a wider range of means-tested and non-means-tested benefits which may be available to someone living with nystagmus. The new guide was compiled by our staff team, under Mike’s professional guidance.
This year on #YouMadeItHappen Day we’re celebrating the nystagmus heroes of 2019 who’ve really helped make a difference for the nystagmus community.
Mike is a professional benefits expert who also happens to have nystagmus. He is always ready with advice and guidance which he offers freely to Nystagmus Network members. He also writes our guide to nystagmus and benefits.
A regular at our annual Open Day, Mike lends his time, support and expertise to Nystagmus Network members every day of the year.
Thank you, Mike
Download the latest version of Mike’s guide: DLA, PIP and Nystagmus, here.
We are grateful to Neil at Social Welfare Training Ltd for keeping us updated with UK benefits rates.
For people living with nystagmus or supporting a child or young person with nystagmus, please see our guide to nystagmus and benefits, here.
Information on nystagmus, DLA and PIP is available free of charge directly from our website to anyone who needs it. Download here.
Individual support from our volunteer benefits adviser is available to members of the charity.
With thanks to Mike Hughes, our volunteer benefits adviser, who has today supplied a newly updated edition of his booklet on nystagmus and benefits.
The new version, taking into account all the latest changes in legislation, is now available free of charge. Download your copy here.
Mike will, of course, be at Open Day to answer all your benefits queries in person.