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.

  • Education grants list

    A list of charities that give education grants to families caring for a disabled child. Please read carefully as not every grant will be applicable to you. An application does not mean you are guaranteed a grant.

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  • General grants list

    A list of charities that give general grants to families caring for a disabled child. Please read carefully as not every grant will be applicable to you. An application does not mean you are guaranteed a grant.

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  • Caring More Than Most: Local authority breakdown

    A breakdown of local authority data from Contact's Caring More Than Most report.

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    • Parent car participation: Genuine Partnerships Slides 2017 National Event

      Slides presented by Genuine Partnerships at the 2017 National Parent Carer Participation Event & NNPCF AGM

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    • Parent carer participation: NHSE Slides 2017 National Event

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    • Parent carer participation: Nigel Thompson Slides 2017 National Event

      Slides presented by Nigel Thompson Ofsted at the 2017 National Parent Carer Participation Event & NNPCF AGM

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    • Parent car participation: Ann Gross Slides 2017 National Event

      Slides presented by Ann Gross DfE at the 2017 National Parent Carer Participation Event & NNPCF AGM

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    • 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

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    • Numbers of disabled children per UK local authority

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    • 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.

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