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We influence policy and campaign so politicians and decision-makers tackle the inequalities faced by families with disabled children.
Read our latest vaccine research and letter to the vaccine committee
Families speak out about vaccine access on BBC Breakfast News
Watch families on Channel 4 News talking about trying to get a Covid vaccine for their children: Covid vaccine: The vulnerable children not yet eligible for the jab – Channel 4 News
Watch us on Channel 4 News calling for a roadmap out of lockdown shielding children and their families.
Use our template letter to complain if your GP refuses you a COVID-19 vaccine as a unpaid carer.
Latest advice on your questions about Covid vaccines
Universal Credit – Stop the cuts meaning more than 100,000 families with disabled children will be worse off. Read our Universal Credit briefing [PDF] that explains the issues.
Get an annual health check – listen to our podcast and answers to your questions including getting on the learning disability register
Your questions answered about getting the Flu jab
Listen to BBC You and Yours programme with Amanda Batten, CEO at Contact and Dan McEvoy, a parent carer talking about the findings from our Longest Lockdown report and call for Covid recovery and catch up for disabled children
Left in Lockdown research shows most families left without support
Give it Back – we’re calling on government to give back the £434 million of care support owed to disabled children and their families.
Read the blog from the Disabled Children’s Partnership on what we want government to do to improve health and social care support for families
School transport – Calling on governemnt to close the loophole for disabled young people.
Caring More than Most research – census data shows 150,000 parent carers providing more than 100 hours of care per week.
Past campaigns successes including Stop the DLA Takeaway in hospital.
Other issues we’re campaigning on such as childcare, illegal exclusions and waiting times for services.
Parliamentary Human Rights committee published shocking report on disabled young people detained in private mental health hospitals
Scottish Social Security Changes – Latest advice including getting a young carers grant
Support and benefits advice if your child is in a residential setting
Returning to school advice
We join forces with other charities to influence public policy and campaign together. This shared voice strengthens our lobbying activities and helps decision makers and politicians understand shared concerns. These alliances include:
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