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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
  • Advice, information and support to help families find out what is available locally
  • Workshops, events and opportunities to meet other families with disabled children
  • Regular newsletters and ebulletins with useful information for families
  • Guidance for support groups and forums to help them to reach and involve parents
  • Resources for professionals help them point families to the right local services
  • Workshops for professionals working with families

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

Contact

Office address

Contact Midlands Team, Room 6, TouchBase Pears, Bristol Road, B29 6NA

Local contacts

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

Local news

Local events

We 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

To book a place on the workshop, email westmids.office@contact.org.uk or call 0121 274 0437

Education Health and Care Plans, A series of two workshops

Thursday, March 28  4, 10.15am-12.30pm - Getting the Content Right

Shoosmiths/Access Legal, The Lakes, Northampton, NN4 7SH

EHC plans, Understanding the Legal Framework is part 1 of two workshops on Education, Health and Care Plans.  The first session on Thursday, January 24, helps parents to understand the law around education health care plans and the benefits of having an EHCP. It also explains the process of applying for a plan and explains what parents can do if their LA refuses to assess.

The second session, on Thursday, March 28, explains the importance of getting the content of the plan right for your child. It examines the drafting of specialist provision and useful outcomes, and it tells parents what they can do if they are not happy with the final plan.

To book your place on this workshop please email westmids.office@contact.org.uk or call 0121 274 0437

Education Health and Care Plans, A series of two workshops

Tuesday,  March 26,  10am-12.15 pm - Getting the Content Right

Shoosmiths/Access Legal, The Lakes, Northampton, NN4 7SH

EHC plans, Understanding the Legal Framework is part 1 of two workshops on Education, Health and Care Plans.  The first session on Wednesday, February 6, helps parents to understand the law around education health care plans and the benefits of having an EHCP. It also explains the process of applying for a plan and explains what parents can do if their LA refuses to assess.

The second session, on Tuesday, March 26, explains the importance of getting the content of the plan right for your child. It examines the drafting of specialist provision and useful outcomes, and it tells parents what they can do if they are not happy with the final plan.

To book your place on this workshop please email westmids.office@contact.org.uk or call 0121 274 0437

Brighter Beginnings, for parents of special needs children aged 0-8

Brighter Beginnings is a free programme of 4 workshops aimed at parents of special needs children aged 0-8.   The workshops are designed to help parents develop the confidence they need to make sure they get the best outcomes for their child.    The workshops cover:

Monday, March 21, Week 4 - Outcomes Planning: how children and young people are supported with their special educational needs; legal duties, SEN support and EHC plans; outcomes and person-centred planning; resources and how Contact can help.

To book your place on this series of workshops, or individual sessions, please email westmids.office@contact.org.uk or call 0121 274 0437