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  • Together at 40 Awards: Celebrating your proudest moments

    Thursday 27th June 2019

    Earlier this week we announced the finalists of our upcoming Together at 40 Awards. One of the categories is the Proudest Moment Award, for families to tell us about the challenges your disabled child has overcome that fill you with pride and makes you smile. Big or small moments, it doesn’t matter.

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  • Families take government to court over lack of funding for SEN support in schools

    Wednesday 26th June 2019

    Today three families are in the high court challenging the government for a lack of funding for SEN support in schools.

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  • Together at 40 Awards: Spotlight on siblings

    Tuesday 25th June 2019

    Yesterday we announced the finalists of our upcoming Together at 40 Awards. One of the categories is the Sibling Award, for the often unseen but great things siblings do for their disabled brothers and sisters or that help make mum and dad's lives just that little bit easier. The Sibling Award is sponsored by Fidelity International.

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  • Together at 40 Awards finalists announced!

    Monday 24th June 2019

    We are very excited to announce our shortlist of finalists for Contact's Together at 40 Awards!

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  • Rare disease networking event to take place in London this July

    Friday 21st June 2019

    The British Paediatric Surveillance Unit is hosting its annual rare disease tea party on Wednesday 10 July, 1-5pm at Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health (RCPCH) London.

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  • It’s big. It’s green. And it’s finally here!

    Wednesday 19th June 2019

    Today, lots of friends and families are taking part in our yearly Dinosaur Day Bake Sale at schools, nurseries and offices up and down the country. We'll be sharing photos and more fun stuff throughout the day on our Facebook page so check them out and share your events too!

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  • Blue Badge update

    Saturday 15th June 2019

    In May we told you that new Blue Badge rules in England were coming into force on 30 August which will be extended to people who have less visible disabilities, making journeys more accessible. Today, Saturday 15 June the government has also announced it will be carrying out a review of Blue Badge fraud and ways of reducing misuse.

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  • Need help with your child’s behaviour?

    Thursday 13th June 2019

    We’re supporting on a project on challenging behaviour with University College London (UCL) and various NHS trusts and hospitals across the country. To find out how to get involved please email the project team

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  • Funding applications open for Changing Places toilets in NHS hospitals

    Monday 10th June 2019

    NHS acute hospital trusts in England can now apply for funding to provide Changing Place toilet facilities in NHS hospitals.

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  • The big day is almost here!

    Thursday 6th June 2019

    Dinosaur Day is only two weeks away, and we at Contact are getting ready to celebrate by donning our aprons and throwing a bake sale at our offices ahead of the big day!

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