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Wales

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

Looking for local support groups?

Groups provide parents of disabled children with essential practical and emotional support. We've gathered the details of some of these in your area. For the details of more local and national groups call our Wales team on the details below.

Publications specifically for families in Wales

We produce a wide range of information for families in Wales on topics such as special educational needs, dealing with debt, and transition. There also some welsh language publications available in our online resources library.

Information requests for professionals

We support all types of health, government and social care professionals with specialist information on families of disabled children. Contact us on the details below to find out more.

Workshops

Our free workshops for parents of disabled children include workshops on building confidence, benefits advice and other information around your child. We also run family-friendly film days and creative workshops for children. Scroll down to find out more about our current events throughout Wales.

Training, talks and presentations

We have worked with social services, education and health agencies across Wales to consult with families of disabled children on local policy and practice. As well as training staff on all aspects of caring for a disabled child. Contact us on the details below to find out more.

Partnerships, policy and research reports

We work with partners and central government in Wales to make sure families of disabled children get a fair deal in government policies. We also have a wide range of research reports, we have commissioned. Browse our research section for a full list of Welsh reports.

Contact Cymru E-bulletin

We produce a regular Wales e-bulletin with up-to-date, local information for families. If you would like to receive regular copies of our e-bulletin, please sign up below. If you have news and events that you would like to share with us and other families, email cymru@cafamily.org.uk

Subscribe to the Contact Cymru E-bulletin

Facebook

To find out about Contact Cymru are up to and whats going on in your local area and across Wales.

Go to www.facebook.com/contactcymru and like our page and keep to update about our events and news from across Wales

Contact

Office address

Contact, 209-211 City Road, London EC1V 1JN

Local contacts

Katherine Wyke, Development Officer, 07904 672614, katherine.wyke@contact.org.uk

For events and workshop enquiries call 07904 672614 / 029 2039 6624 or email the Wales team at cymru@contact.org.uk.

For all other enquiries or to speak to an adviser, contact our helpline.

 

News for Wales

Report to the BLF Awards for All Wales - Walking with Us

"Walking with Us" is a scoping exercise that reached 154 adults who care for disabled children across Wales with the aim of giving them a voice that will inform the structure and delivery model of an ambitious three-year project specifically created for the families of disabled children by the families of disabled children. 

We've published the report, which you can read in English or Welsh.

Headlines from the report

We ran seven scoping workshops across Wales, with 35 parents and six professionals, and we surveyed 113 respondents.

We found out:

  • The top three challenges facing families are mental health and wellbeing, education and behaviour.
  • The most frequently cited support that parents would like to see in the future is respite (short breaks).
  • 73 per cent of respondents said they wanted information via workshops and/or written or online guides.
  • The most commonly cited need among newly diagnosed families was to meet other families like themselves.

Moving forwards

We plan to use the findings of this scoping project to create the delivery model of an ambitious sustainable project that will address the issues parents face across Wales, and provide the level and depth of local support to families that they are indicating is essential.

The Awards for All "Walking with Us" grant has allowed us to collect powerful evidence of the need and requirements of parents across Wales that we will use in our applications for funding for this future project.

Find out more

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