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Our information and support service promotes choice for disabled people, and those with long term health conditions.

A year in review


Record funding for 1 person


Service user enquiries 2023

£3.3 million

Total service user payments 2023


Appeals processed 2023

Our Services

Services we offer

We offer person – centred support, with issues that people with disabilities and long-term health conditions face in their daily lives, such as:

  • Personal Independence Payment (PIP)
  • Employment and Support Allowance (ESA)
  • Universal Credit (UC)
  • Attendance Allowance
  • Children’s Disability Living Allowance
  • Appeals/mandatory considerations

Awards & Recognition

About us

Who we are

We are run by and for disabled people and offer person – centred support.

Our small team of passionate individuals meet every day and individuals with benefit, housing and energy issues. In 2023, we recouped £3.3 million in payments for our service-users and every year this total increases due to the number of successful cases that we have supported.


Happy service user

DSC have changed have changed my life due to a pip review application that was successful.

Funding ManagerCalderdale council

We have awarded several contracts to DSC, to support disabled people and people with long-term health conditions and the money they have recouped for service-users increases every year.

AnonymousSocial Worker

I regularly make referrals to this group because they have specialist skills with benefit and disability issues.

Happy service user

This is a fabulous organisation that has helped me with my financial and mental health issues and the team.

Case Studies

Case Study

We’ve successfully helped thousands of people with benefit, housing and energy issues throughout the years, and we work closely with individuals to understand their needs, preferences, and goals.

In our case studies we showcase the meaningful impact of our efforts in empowering lives and fostering inclusivity in our communities.

Frequently asked questions

Do you support people with UC and PIP mandatory reconsiderations and appeals?

Yes, we do these on a regular basis but unfortunately we cannot help everyone due to the volume of enquiries. 

Is there help for older people attendance allowance and pension credit?

Yes, we do these forms on a regular basis for older people. Please get in touch to discuss your situation. 

Do you represent people at face-to-face appeals?

While we do help people with the paperwork before an appeal unfortunately due to timing and resource constraints we are unable to attend appeals in person.

Do DSC work outside of the office and have regular drop-in meetings?

In addition to our regular office hours in Hebden Bridge we have a drop-in in Todmorden Health Centre, rooms 6 and 7, second Tuesday of the month from 11am. We also attend Todmorden College Food Drop-In, on the 1st Saturday of the month 9.30-12noon.

What is the key factor in applying for benefits.

The most important factor is to obtain medical evidence from your GP or Consultant.

Still have a question?

We’re continually adding to our FAQs page, so if you don’t find an answer above, check here before getting in touch.

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