Resource library

We produce a wide range of publications for families with disabled children and the professionals who work with them.

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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 parent guides or newsletters), nation and language.

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  • Research and reports: School when your on wheels, young wheelchair users in Wales, a snapshot of challenges and experiences in education

    Research looking at how using a wheelchair can affect a child or young person's education. We asked some of the parents and young people we work with to tell us of their experiences of using wheelchairs in the school setting.

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  • Research and reports: Reaching families in Wales - mapping families with disabled children−Wales index of multiple deprivation child research 2012

    Report investigating the relationship between families with disabled children in Wales and child poverty by comparing data on families, helped by the Family Fund.

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  • Research and reports: Counting the costs Wales 2012

    In 2012 we revisited our 2010 financial survey, to see if anything had improved for families of disabled children. Read the findings for Wales here

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  • Parent guide: NHS and caring for a disabled child - Wales

    English language version. Explains the different parts of the NHS, your rights, your child’s rights and what options you might have if you are unhappy with any aspect of the NHS

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  • Research and reports: Forgotten families. The impact of isolation on families with disabled children in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland 2011

    From the Nations: in our 2011 survey of over 1,100 families with disabled children, we found out about levels of isolation families with disabled children experience and how this impacts on their family life

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  • Research and reports: Profi adau teuluoedd o gael mynediad at Grantiau Cyfl eusterau i’r Anabl Astudiaeth ymchwil gydweithrediadol yng Nghymru a Gogledd Iwerddon

    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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  • Research and Reports: Managing more than most - A statistical analysis of families with sick or disabled children

    Report with Carers UK and Leeds University from 2006 which explores statistics about caring for a sick or disabled child and its impact on parental employment.

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  • Research and Reports: Managing more than most - A statistical analysis of families with sick or disabled children : An appendix

    An appendix to our report with Carers UK and Leeds University from 2006 which explores statistics about caring for a sick or disabled child and its impact on parental employment.

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  • Parent guide: Special educational needs - Wales

    The different levels of support for children with special educational needs in education and what you can do if you are not happy with the support your child is receiving at school.

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  • Parent guide: Getting direct payments to buy social care for your disabled child - England and Wales

    Direct payments should give you more control over how your child's needs are met. This guide explains how to go about getting direct payments and how they work in practice

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