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Disability and Social Care Advice Service(DASCAS)

DASCAS provides support and advice to those with disabilities in Wandsworth. Its telephone helpline is available between 10am and 4pm on Mondays to Fridays. Personal appointments are made with clients to help them fill in forms to secure disability benefits and to prepare them for appeals where initial claims are not successful. Interviews take place in the office by appointment only. Home Visits are arranged for those clients who are unable to make the journey to the office.

64 Altenburg Gardens, London, SW11 1JL
Area serviced:
020 7978 7306
Opening times:
Mon-Thurs 10am-4pm

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