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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

School and College Transport issue

Wednesday 26 September 2018, 10.15am.12.30pm
Shoosmiths, Waterfront House, 35 Station Street, Nottingham, NG2 3DQ

This is a free workshop for parents which will look at school transport issues.  The workshop will be facilitated by  a solicitor who specialises in education and special educational needs issues.

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

School and College Transport issue

Thursday 27 September 2018, 6.30pm-8.45pm
Shoosmiths, The Lakes, Northampton, NN4 7SH

This is a free workshop for parents which will look at school transport issues. The workshop will be facilitated by  a solicitor who specialises in education and special educational needs issues.

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

Making Decisions for Your Adult Child: The Law                                            

Tuesday 9 October, 10.30am-12.30pm
Long Eaton Hub, 1 Union Street, Long Eaton, Nottingham, NG10 1HH

This is a free workshop for parents of disabled and special needs children who will need to make decisions on behalf of their child when they become an adult.  The session will let help parents to understand the law in relation to making decision on behalf of an adult child and let them know what they need to consider as their child reaches adulthood.   Emma Reid from Irwin Mitchell solicitors will explore what it means for parents. She will discuss:

  • The Mental Capacity Act
  • The Court of Protection and Deputyships
  • Welfare decisions and Deprivation of Liberty

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

Planning for the future Wills and Trusts                                                           

Tuesday 16 October, 10.30am-12.30pm
Right Legal Group, Simpson Solicitors, 16 Stanier Way, Wyvern Business Park, Derby, DE21 6BF

A free workshop for parents of disabled or special needs children which explores the use of wills and trusts to plan for their future.  Jessica Tinsley will lead an informative and interactive sessions.

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

Personal Budgets and direct payments in education and social care

Monday 19 November 2018, 6.30pm-8.45pm
Shoosmiths, The Lakes, Northampton, NN4 7SH

This is an interactive workshop for parents discussing personal budgets and direct payments and how they can be used.  It will also look at what parents can do in cases where their request is refused.

The workshop will be facilitated will be facilitated by  a solicitor who specialises in education and special educational needs issues

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

Personal Budgets and direct payments in education and social care

Wednesday 21 November 2018, 10.15am-12.30pm
Shoosmiths, Waterfront House, 35 Station Street, Nottingham, NG2 3DQ

This is an interactive workshop for parents discussing personal budgets and direct payments and how they can be used.  It will also look at what parents can do in cases where their request is refused.

The workshop will be facilitated by by  a solicitor who specialises in education and special educational needs issues

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