Resource library

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Our parent guides and factsheets

We produce a series of guides and factsheets on all aspects of raising a disabled child.

You can browse and download the parent guides in our library or download a publications list [PDF].

Ordering and buying print copies of our guides

If you are a parent and want a free print version of any of our parent guides, please contact our freephone helpline on 0808 808 3555 or helpline@contact.org.uk.

If you are a professional then we ask that you make a small payment of £1 for each of our guides. Select 'order print version' next to any parent guide that is on sale. Your basket will appear at the top of the page above the menu bar.

  • Group Action Pack: The role of professionals

    How professionals working with parents of disabled children who run support groups can help.

    166kb

  • Factsheet: Support with mortgage interest

    If you're on certain benefits you may be able to get help towards the interest you pay on your mortgage.

    180kb

  • Leaflet: Parent support group affiliation scheme

    About our affiliation scheme for local parent support groups.

    389kb

  • Factsheet: Home to school transport - England

    198kb

  • Factsheet: Challenging school transport decisions

    For parent groups and individual parents who want to challenge a local school transport policy. Outlines the law and local authority responsibilities.

    179kb

  • Factsheet: Practical help and support for bereaved parents

    The death of a child is a devastating loss whatever the circumstances. Our factsheet explains the practical arrangements that need to be made, as well as who can support bereaved parents and siblings.

    394kb

  • Factsheet: Universal Credit - the essentials

    Universal Credit is a new benefit which is replacing most of the existing means-tested benefits for people of working age. Our factsheet explains what it means for families with disabled children.

    203kb

  • Factsheet: Universal Credit and disabled children

    About the new benefit Universal Credit, and how it affects families with disabled children.

    193kb

  • Factsheet: Benefits are changing

    April 2017 sees the introduction of a number of changes to the benefits and tax credits system. This guide explains what these changes are, and how they may impact on families with disabled children.

    311kb

  • Parent guide: Challenging cuts to short breaks services - England

    Guide for parents highlighting opportunities for families with disabled children to challenge cuts to short breaks services, with template letters for families to use.

    318kb