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Baroness Grey-Thompson backs free school meals campaign

Thursday 7 December 2023

Baroness Tanni Grey-Thompson has used a written question to the Department for Education (DfE) to cite our research that a third of...

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School transport for disabled children is a vital service

Wednesday 6 December 2023

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Universal Credit managed migration: your top 5 questions answered

Tuesday 5 December 2023

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As temperatures drop look out for the signs of some common winter viruses in toddlers and babies

Monday 4 December 2023

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Parent carer left speechless after Contact lottery windfall before Christmas

Friday 1 December 2023

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By Your Side advisers now supporting families at University Hospital Wishaw in Lanarkshire!

Thursday 30 November 2023

Parent carer forums come together for annual conference

Tuesday 28 November 2023

Confused about managed migration onto Universal Credit? Q&A for parent carers

Friday 24 November 2023

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Benefit changes announced in Autumn Statement

Friday 24 November 2023

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Contact responds to the Autumn Statement

Thursday 23 November 2023

HemiHelp event - boy wearing glasses and stripy top, standing on trampoline
Have your say on social care services for children in Northern Ireland

Friday 17 November 2023

Contact joins calls for Autumn Statement commitment to unpaid carer support

Thursday 16 November 2023

Boy alone and anxious
21% increase in calls to Contact’s helpline about exclusion of disabled children from school

Wednesday 15 November 2023

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Children with cystic fibrosis look set to be denied lifesaving treatment

Tuesday 14 November 2023

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Carer’s Allowance replacement to launch in Scotland from Sunday

Tuesday 14 November 2023

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Scottish Child Winter Heating Payment being made from November

Monday 13 November 2023

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Persistent absence initiatives must focus on children with SEN

Wednesday 8 November 2023

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Could you be one of our DLA Supporter volunteers?

Tuesday 7 November 2023

Disabled children’s social care law to be reviewed

Monday 6 November 2023