Welcome to our blogs, where you can read real-life stories from the families we support.

If you would like to write a blog, we'd love to hear from you. Email to find out more.

Please note that the opinions expressed on these blogs are the author's own views and not necessarily those of Contact.

Expert advice you simply won’t find anywhere else

Following a call to the benefits experts on our helpline, Daniel was relieved to find out that the advice he'd been given previously was wrong.

Written by Contact at 11:55

How the Contact helpline changed my life

Hello my name is Natasha, a mum with 3 children. I'm writing this blog so I can tell you how calling Contact’s Helpline changed my family’s life.

Written by Contact at 15:20

Parent adviser Michaela's tips for starting school

Our parent adviser Michaela, who works on the special education team of our helpline, speaks to parents every day about their child's education. In this blog Michaela shares her top three tips for making sure you and your child are as prepared as you can be for their new adventure.

Written by Contact at 17:54

Parent carer forums team up to improve health services

Forums often work with health providers in the area, and this story from Family Voice Peterborough and Pinpoint Cambridgeshire is an example of this working well. This blog was written by Louise from Family Voice Peterbrough.

Written by Contact at 17:53

A heartfelt thank you from helpline caller Lynne

We received some lovely feedback on our helpline service recently from mum Lynne. Our parent advisers answer over 12,000 queries a year, so it's great when we hear that we're making a difference. We want to make sure even more parents can get the support they need, so we asked Lynne if she'd like to blog about her experiences to encourage others to get in touch.

Written by Contact at 11:13