A DISABILITY charity provides a telephone advice line for those who need support with benefits.

The service is run by Diverse Abilities for the Dorset community and people who need support with Employment Support Allowance (ESA), Personal Independence Payments (PIP) or Child Disability Living Allowance (DLA) are encouraged to get in touch.

A spokesman said: "Whether you have a general question that needs answering or help with applications, mandatory re-considerations and submitting an appeal, please call the team rather than struggling, causing unnecessary stress."

The phone line is open twice a month from 9.30am to 1.30pm with the next one taking place on February 28 and the following one on March 14. The phone number is 01202 711503.

For more information, visit www.diverseabilities.org.uk/advice