DSA Non Medical Helper Allowance
The Non-Medical Helper allowance, sometimes called one-one support, helps pay for support sessions recommended in your DSA Needs Assessment.
Non-Medical Help can only be supplied if the support is:
- needed for clearly identified study reasons
- needed because of disability reasons
- and not already provided by another source for example, from your university or another type of grant or award.
What is the allowance for?
Non-Medical Helpers can assist with things such as:
- training in the use of your recommended software
- specialist study skills support
- Sign Language interpreting
Can I use a friends or family member?
Unfortunately, your funder cannot consider requests for non-medical help to be provided by friends or family members.
How do I make a change to my NMH
If the number of hours a student spends with a non-medical helper needs to increase the student should discuss this with their needs assessor.