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Personal Independence Payment (PIP) tips for family carers

Hft have published a list of Personal Independence Payment (PIP) tips for family carers of people with learning difficulties and/or autism. They are intended to make the process of completing the form as straight forward as possible, and help you complete it in a way that will give the assessors an accurate picture of your relative’s situation.

Please see Personal Independence Payment (PIP) tips for family carers (external link)

How to contact the Family Carer Support Service

If you are a family carer of a relative with learning difficulties and/or autism and you’d like more information and advice, please contact HFT’s Family Carer Support Service. We are available Tuesday to Thursday 9am to 4pm on our freephone line: 0808 801 0448.

Alternatively you can email us at

Information about Choice Forum

The Choice Forum is a place to talk about things that affect the lives of people with learning disabilities.  Members include people with learning disabilities, parents, friends, relatives, people working in the field, service providers and commissioners.

The Choice Forum is a neutral, friendly place where we can come together online

  • Ask questions about supporting people with learning disabilities
  • Exchange knowledge, experiences and information
  • Highlight and discuss concerns
  • Support each other
  • Find out the latest learning disability related news, events and information
  • Connect with other like-minded people.

You can find easy to read information about the Choice Forum by visiting our website Choice Forum (external link)

If you need help with using the forum, call us on 0808 801 0448.

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