Important Personal Documentation
Applying for a passport
There are free services and facilities to help you with your passport application if you’re disabled. Visit the Government website for help with your passport application (external link).
Learn about UK Parliament
Read these easy reads to find out how UK Parliament work. These easy reads have been created for people with a learning disability.
They will tell you about:
- The UK Parliament and its members
- How laws are made
- How to vote in a general election
- How devolution works
- How to tell UK Parliament what you think
- How to visit UK Parliament
How to vote
Learning Disability England has published an elections resources hub which provides a range of useful resources to support voters with learning disabilities to engage in elections. It includes information about the right to vote, accessibility, events, easy read guides, videos, and a survey to gather insights into why people do not vote. Visit the elections resources hub (external link).
National insurance and NHS number
Your NHS number is assigned to you soon after you're born or the first time you get NHS care or treatment.
You do not need to know your NHS number to use NHS services, but it can be useful to have it.
You should be able to find your NHS Number on any letter or document you have received from the NHS, including prescriptions, test results, and hospital referral or appointment letters. You can also find your NHS Number online via the NHS.UK website. Visit Find my NHS number (external link).
NHS Number is different from your National Insurance (NI) number, which is used for tax and pensions. You will receive your NI number approximately three months before your 16th birthday.
If you have any questions about your National Insurance number and need support because of your additional needs, this can be arranged with HMRC. Visit the HMRC website for questions and support with your National Insurance number (external link).