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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.

  • Research and reports : Families with disabled children and poverty - reform of tax credits 2006

    Research in 2006 looking at how families with disabled children can be helped through changes to the welfare system and tax credits.

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  • Research and report: Out of reach - benefits for disabled children - executive summary 2006

    Our research with the Child Poverty Action Group in 2006 looking at the problems faced by families with disabled children accessing welfare entitlements. The full report costs £11 and can be ordered from the Child Poverty Action Group website at www.cpag.org.uk/outofreach

    42kb

  • Research and Reports: Caring More Than Most - full report

    Research into the number of parent carers and disabled children in the UK, and affects of caring on housing, employment, health and wellbeing

    734kb

  • Research and Reports: Caring more than most - Executive Summary

    Research into the number of parent carers and disabled children in the UK, and affects of caring on housing, employment, health and wellbeing.

    472kb

  • Counting the Costs research - stigma findings

    Statistics from our Counting the Costs research showing that families are not claiming the financial support they're entitled to because of stigma directed towards benefits claimants.

    248kb

  • Research and reports: Flexible enough? Employment patterns in families with disabled children 2004

    Our research in 2004 into parents knowledge and use of flexible employment rights.

    205kb

  • Childcare affordability trap summary of research findings

    Summary of findings to our research on accessibility to childcare for families with disabled children.

    407kb

  • Research and reports: Counting the costs 2010

    Research into the financial reality for families with disabled children. Results of a survey carried out between February and April 2010 and completed by 1,113 UK parents of disabled children.

    373kb

  • Childcare affordability trap research June 2014

    Research conducted in June 2014 on how families with disabled children encounter barriers to affordable childcare, often stopping them from then accessing employment.

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  • Research and reports: Family experiences of accessing disabled facilities grants in Wales and Northern Ireland

    Family experiences of accessing Disabled Facilities Grants. A collaborative research study with Contact a Family Wales and Shelter in Wales and Northern Ireland.

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