Resource library

Browsing our library

You can search for a keyword or use filters to browse our library. Resources are organised by:

  • Subject (for example education or benefits)
  • Type (for example reports or newsletters)
  • Nation and language

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: Starting a local parent support group

    Help for parent support groups on starting a local parents’ group.

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  • Group action pack: Fundraising

    Ideas and resources to help with fundraising for local and national support groups in England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales.

    232kb

  • Group Action Pack: Group development and information

    Information and resources for developing local and national support groups in England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales.

    228kb

  • Group Action Pack: Websites

    Tips and free resources for developing websites for local and national support groups in England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales.

    151kb

  • Group Action Pack: The role of a medical adviser

    Tips and resources on how professionals can work with rare condition support groups in England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales.

    143kb

  • Group action pack: Holding a family day

    Information, tips and further information for local and national parent support groups organising a family event in England, Northern Ireland, Scotland, and Wales.

    171kb

  • Group Action Pack: The role of professionals

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

    166kb

  • Group action pack: The role of trustees

    Information and resources to understand the role and responsibilities of trustees for local and national support groups in England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales.

    150kb

  • Group Action Pack: Social networking

    Tips and resources on social networking for local and national support groups in England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales.

    163kb

  • Group action pack: Legal structures

    A brief introduction to the broad range of legal structures for local and national support groups in England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales. You will also find details of specialist advice and information.

    243kb