We are Contact, the charity for families with disabled children

We support families, bring families together and help families take action for others.

what we do

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More support for your family

Support across the UK

We have teams in Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales & across London.

local contact offices
Two boys at Battersea Sports Day

Our Facebook group

Meet other families like yours in our closed (private) Facebook group.

our facebook group
Adult and child painting pottery

Workshops & events

Meet families like yours at our fun and informative events, from days out to information workshops.

workshops & events
HemiHelp event - 2 children sitting on floor with foam ball shooters

Listening Ear

Our 1-1 emotional support telephone service for parents looking for a reassurance and practical and emotional support.

listening ear
Speaker at event on stage with laptop, Amanda Batten also sitting on stage

Parent carer participation

We support the work of parent carer forums in England shaping local services, from running webinars to sharing guidance.

parent carer participation

The work Contact does is wonderful. There’s no single person from official authorities to help families through the maze of support and tell us what we need to know. Contact covers that niche and helped us get on our feet and enjoy being a family.

Without support from Contact and other fellow parents and carers, I wouldn’t be able to make it today…being part of Contact, allowed me to be who I am.

We’re proud of our numbers! With the help of generous supporters, in 2023/24:


parent carers helped with information, advice and support


attended our workshops, family events & group sessions


feel better informed after receiving support from us


would recommend Contact to others