Contact provides support, advice and information for families with disabled children, no matter what their condition or disability.
In the East of England we offer our services through a team of home-based workers and volunteers. Working at a local and regional level, we have up to date information on local services and sources of support for families with disabled children.
Our East of England team offers:
Family Voice are the local Parent Forum for Families of Disabled and additional needs children, working with Families across Peterborough.
For more information about events in the area please see:
Telephone: 01733 685510
Family Voice are the local parent forum for Norfolk. For more details on events and services please go to their website: www.familyvoice.org.uk
Sleep East provides sleep counselling for all families and those who support them. Their team specialises in support for parents/carers of children with complex and additional needs.
Sleep East has a range of workshops for parents, carers and professionals. They are extremely experienced and knowledgeable. A typical workshop will look at the following:
We are looking for volunteers in the Norfolk and Cambridgeshire areas who would like to share their experience with other parents. You'll become involved in a range of opportunities, such as visiting local parent group drop-ins, attending conferences, holding information stands and helping to deliver information sessions to parents on family life topics around caring for a disabled child.
We also have opportunities for volunteers with other
skills, such as marketing and IT. You'll have the chance to meet
other parents and utilise your skills for a few hours a month in
order to help Contact a Family reach and support more parents. If
you're interested, give us a ring on 01733 811993 or email us
Contact are running information sessions on Special Educational needs across East Cambridgeshire and Fenland during November and December.
We will be covering Special Education provision in Cambridgeshire and how to get help for your child.
For more information please contact:
Dawn Stilwell on 01733 811993
Click on the links below to be taken straight to your local authority local offer page.
These pages contain information on hundreds of groups and organisations that can offer help, practical support, and information on education, health, social care, money matters, childcare, preparing for adulthood, concerns and equipment.
You'll also find information on lots of support groups and fun activities for you and your family in your area:
We are one of the partners of SENDirect, launched in January 2015. The online service allows parents and professionals to:
Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in attending any of the information sessions or events listed. You can telephone us to discuss more on our local contact numbers.
Please also let us know which sessions you would be interested in attending in the future so we can plan them for you in your area.
Our sessions can cover: