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We are Contact, the charity for families with disabled children
We support families, bring families together and help families take action for others.
Our information & advice
Use our Frequently Asked Questions tool to help you find answers to some of the most common questions we get.
Early years support
We’re here to help you, your family and your child through the early years of their life.
Benefits & tax credits
You may be entitled to certain benefits and tax credits that may help with the extra costs you face.
Education & learning
Parent information about education support for children and young people with additional needs and disabilities.
Sign up for news & updates
Keep up-to-date on all the latest disability news, Contact’s work and activities, and opportunities to get involved.
More support for your family
Support across the UK
We have teams in Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales & across London.
Our Facebook group
Meet other families like yours in our closed (private) Facebook group.
Workshops & events
Meet families like yours at our fun and informative events, from days out to information workshops.
Our 1-1 emotional support telephone service for parents looking for a reassurance and practical and emotional support.
Parent carer participation
We support the work of parent carer forums in England shaping local services, from running webinars to sharing guidance.
Helping you work with families
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 2020/21:
families helped through our advice and support services
parent carers attended our workshops and family events
of families feel better informed after receiving support from us