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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Keep up-to-date on all the latest disability news, Contact’s work and activities, and opportunities to get involved.

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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

Our Facebook group

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

our facebook group

Workshops & events

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

workshops & events

Listening Ear

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

listening ear

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 2020/21:

196,000

families helped through our advice and support services

4,974

parent carers attended our workshops and family events

92%

of families feel better informed after receiving support from us