We were founded in the 1970s by families of disabled children, who recognised that even if their child’s conditions were different, they shared a common experience – of being a family with a disabled child. They understood how important it is to support each other.
A lot has changed since then but some things haven’t changed nearly enough. There is a desperate lack of services and support for the 620,000 parents in the UK who care for a disabled child. As a result, families face a huge range of challenges and many feel isolated and alone. Coping with extra financial costs and practical challenges can put an enormous strain on daily life, with families more likely to face emotional issues, stress and anxiety.
We are here for all families with disabled children – supporting families, bringing families together and helping families take action for others.
Our vision is that families with disabled children feel valued and are strong, confident and able to make the decisions that are right for them.
Help us to help more families with disabled children in the UK.