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.

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 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

How we got the best short breaks deal for local families

Parent carer forums do really important work and can be instrumental in making sure families are at the heart of decision making. Often their achievements go unnoticed, so we invited Karen Russell, chair of Bedford Borough Parent Carer Forum, to blog about how her parent carer forum worked with the local authority to reverse a decision that would leave local families in a crisis situation.

Written by Contact at 10:41

Our rare conditions officer hears about the latest rare developments

Our rare conditions information officer Rachel Gibson takes part in the NIHR's (National Institute for Health Research) 'Think Research' Rare Diseases Patient Day.

Written by Contact at 00:00

Meet Scott as he prepares to take on Tough Mudder!

Today, we'd like to introduce you to Scott Mitchell, who has signed up with his friend to take part in Tough Mudder on Saturday 5 May. The pair are raising vital funds for families living with hemiplegia.

Written by Contact at 14:34