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

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  • 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.


  • Newsletter: North West Spring 2017

    This is the quarterly newsletter for parents of disabled children and professionals who work with them in the north west area. It contains local information, news and events in the area


  • Parent carer participation: Health briefing guide to NHS April 2017

    The NHS is very complex and navigating the different organisations and people can be overwhelming for parent carers new to this system. This factsheet highlights the main organisations in England, what they do, and their responsibilities.


  • Parent carer participation: Changes to the NHS the Five Year Forward View

    This briefing explains the NHS Five Year Forward View and how it relates to the work of parent carer forums and the needs of families with disabled children in local areas. It is intended as a brief overview and highlights the thinking behind the current changes within the NHS, as well as showing where there is further information on any implementation.


  • Parent Carer Participation: Contact a Family and NNPCF April 2017 joint bulletin

    April 2017 edition of the Contact a Family and NNPCF Joint Bulletin for parent carer forums.


  • Parent Carer Participation: Presenting your forum webinar presentation

    Presentation associate with presenting your forum webinar recording. This stimulating and engaging webinar gives forums a fresh approach to thinking about the image they want to present to their networks and partners. It includes innovative ideas from other forums and top tips from the Contact a Family Head of Marketing.


  • Parent Carer Participation: Good practice in Volunteer Management Webinar Presentation

    Presentation to support the recorded webinar 'Good practice in Volunteer Management – an introduction to the four Rs (recruitment, retention, recognition, reward)' presented by Gethyn Williams


  • Briefing paper: Universal Credit and disabled children, March 2017

    A briefing paper explaining how Universal Credit will leave most families with disabled children worse off.


  • Parent carer participation: Budget spreadsheet 2016-17

    Spreadsheet to assist parent carer forums with managing their grant spending through the financial year 2017-18


  • Parent carer participation: Terms and Responsibilities of grant award - parent carer participation grant 2017-18

    Document outlining the terms and responsibilities of the Department for Education grant award for parent carer forums.