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East Midlands

Contact provides support, advice and information for families with disabled children, no matter what their condition or disability.

In the East Midlands, we carry out our service across through a team of project workers. Working at a local and regional level, we have up-to-date information on local services and support for families. 

Our East Midlands team offers:

  • help for families to find out what's available locally
  • details of local parent support groups
  • guidance for support groups and forums to help them to reach and involve parents
  • training for children's centres to help them reach and involve families with disabled children
  • resources for professionals to help them point families to the right local services.

The team covers the whole of the East Midlands area including: Derbyshire, Leicestershire, Lincolnshire, Nottinghamshire, Northamptonshire and Rutland.


Office address

Contact Midlands Team, Prospect Hall, 12 College Walk, Selly Oak, Birmingham B29 6LE

Local contacts

Alternatively, you can contact our freephone national helpline. Advisers can arrange an interpreter over the telephone if needed.

Local news

Local events

Contact a Family run a programme of free workshops for parents of children with special needs or disabilities.  If you would like to attend any of these sessions, or would like more information, just email us at westmids.office@cafamily.org.uk

SEND education workshop

Wednesday 20 September
Northampton Quaker Meeting House, Wellington Street, Northampton, NN1 3AS

An informal workshop for parents of disabled and special needs children which looks at appealing any aspect of an Education Health Care Plan including refusal to assess, refusal to issue or challenging the content of the plan.  The workshop will be delivered by specialist SEN solicitor Laxmi Patel, who heads up the Boyes Turner Education Team.  There will be time for discussion and questions.

For more information or to book a space on the workshop email westmids.office@cafamily.org.uk or call us on 0121 415 4624

Making SENse of the new legal system, Education, Health and Care (EHC) plans, challenging decisions

Wednesday, October 4, 10am-12.30pm
Braunstone Council Chamber, Civic Centre, Kingsway, Braunstone, Leicester LE3 2PP

An informal workshop for parents of disabled and special needs children focusing on what to do if you are unhappy with the content of an EHC plan. The workshop will look at how each section of the EHC plan can be challenged and enforced; and explore the most effective ways of doing this.  The workshop will be delivered by Gurvinder Kaur, a specialist solicitor with Access Legal. There will be time for discussion and questions.

To book: email westmids.office@cafamily.org.uk or call 0121 415 4624

Making decisions for your adult child - the Law

Friday, November 10 from 10am-12pm
Rocklands School, Purcell Avenue, Lichfield, WS13 7PH

This free workshop for parents of disabled and special needs young people will help parents understand their legal options in making decisions for their adult child. The workshop will be delivered by Ruth Moore of Slater Gordon Lawyers and it will look at the Mental Capacity Act 2005:

  • How it relates to people with cognitive disability
  • Assessing capacity
  • Best Interest decision
  • Making professionals listen

To book a place email westmids.office@cafamily.org.uk or suef@rocklands.staffs.sch.uk

Booking essential. Contact suegillott@yahoo.com for booking/more information.