Health and Disability

 

We know that ill-health and disability can mean that you need additional support, information and advice. We know that it can be difficult to understand what you are entitled to, or to know how to make a complaint. We have additional services to help and support your needs.

Wellbeing Advice Project

Many unresolved non-medical issues, such as problems at work, not having enough money, relationship problems, quality of housing, or being treated unfairly, can impact on your health.  Evidence shows that seeking advice can help prevent you from becoming ill due to these social problems.


Our Wellbeing Advisers work in liasion with GP practices across Birmingham and they provide generalist advice on a broad spectrum of areas. For example, they can help check if you are receiving your full benefit entitlement, challenge unfair employment practices or help you learn more about your rights as a tenant.


If you would like help from a Wellbeing Adviser, please speak to your GP, Nurse, Health Visitor or Practice staff member.

Macmillan Cancer Support Services

If you are diagnosed with cancer, we appreciate that you will need to focus on your treatment and recovery. Money may be the last thing on your mind; however, having cancer can affect your income and expenditure. We can help you understand what benefits you are entitled to and help you to make a claim. 

The Macmillan Benefits Advice Service for Birmingham and Solihull offers  free, confidential and impartial benefits advice to people with cancer, their carers and relatives. We have Macmillan welfare rights advisers based at a number of locations across Birmingham and Solihull and offer either face-to-face or telephone appointments.

To arrange an appointment either call us on 0121 683 5601 or email macmillan@bcabs.org.uk

Mental Health Conditions

We provide support to those with mental health conditions, to understand what benefits they are entitled to and to help them to make a claim. You will need to be referred to us by your healthcare professional to access this service.

Deaf Advice service

We provide a Deaf advice service in Birmingham. Yoy can find our more at: http://bcabs.org.uk/page/view/deafadvice

 

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