Help with toilet needs

The National Key Scheme (NKS) offers people with a disability access to around 9,000 locked public toilets across the UK. You can buy a Radar NKS key for £4.50 (including postage and packaging) from Disability Rights UK. In Northern Ireland, these keys can be purchased at any local council office. Visit Disability Rights UK or call 020 7250 8191.

The Macmillan toilet card

Cancer treatment can affect the way the bowel or bladder works. Macmillan can send you a free toilet card and key ring, which explains why you may need to access a toilet urgently while out in public. We have a general version, and one for people who are experiencing late side effects after pelvic radiotherapy. Visit be.macmillan.org.uk and search for ‘toilet card’ to order these free resources.

Back to Disability-related benefits

Attendance Allowance

You may be eligible for Attendance Allowance if you are aged 65 or over and have difficulty looking after yourself.

Personal Independence Payment

Personal Independence Payment has replaced Disability Living Allowance in England, Scotland and Wales for people aged 16–64 with a long-term disability.

Keeping a diary

Keeping a diary can help you complete a claims form for benefits that support people with a disability or illness.