Claiming Attendance Allowance with SEARCH

You may be able to claim attendance allowance to receive £68.10 a week to help pay for your personal care. Here is some more information...

Claim Attendance Allowance

SEARCH are an organisation in Newcastle supporting older people in the area, and have a number of ways they can help you. Attendance Allowance is a benefit that helps with extra costs if you have a disability severe enough that you need someone to help look after you. It’s paid at 2 different rates and how much you get depends on the level of care that you need. You could get £68.10 or £101.75 a week to help with personal support if you are both physically or mentally disabled and State Pension age or older.

In Newcastle there are spaces available for you to go and have a chat with people who can help you claim your attendance allowance. They can help fill in the forms with you and in a couple of weeks, your attendance allowance can be granted if your eligible! Attendance Allowance is not means-tested, so definitely worth applying for.

If you’d like to chat with the SEARCH Newcastle team about attendance allowance or a number of other welfare benefits, here’s where you can find them:

Fawdon Community Centre, Fawdon Park Road, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE3 2PL. Thursdays 1.30pm – 4.00pm.

Kenton Library, Kenton Centre, Hillsview Avenue, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE3 3QJ. Fridays 10am – 12.30pm.

The Grainger Market, Unit B, Grainger Street, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 5QQ. Mondays (Except BH) 10.00am – 12.30pm.

You can also call SEARCH on 0191 273 7443