Blogs

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 web.team@contact.org.uk 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.

Jill Hardman, our helpline manager, gives her view on how the SEND system is faring

The new special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) framework has been rolled out over the last four years and we are now coming to the end of the transition phrase.

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Meet our London Marathon runner Caroline

The London Marathon is only five weeks away, and we have 11 amazing runners who have been training and fundraising with all their might to represent us at this year's event. Today, we’d like to introduce you to superstar lawyer Caroline Klage who’s been supporting Contact for a number of years and is now taking on a new challenge to support us!

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Meet our London Marathon runner Patricia

The London Marathon is only five weeks away, and we have 11 amazing runners who have been training and fundraising with all their might to represent us at this year's event. Today, we wanted to introduce you to our wonderful (and hilarious!) runner Patricia Lee who will be running for Harry and his mum…

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When it comes to rare, collaboration is key

Last week we celebrated the 11thannual Rare Disease Day, which took place with events held around the country to promote awareness of rare conditions. This year's theme was research - and with 7,000 known rare conditions and only 400 with licenced treatments, research is vital. Our Rare Conditions Information Officer, Rachel Gibson, blogs about her experience of the day and gives a fascinating insight into rare developments.

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Caring More Than Most: Nikki and Antonia

This week parent carers have been giving evidence at the work and pensions select committee on their inquiry into support for carers. One of the parents speaking in parliament was Nikki, who lives with her husband and two daughters - Heidi aged five and Antonia aged fifteen. In this blog Nikki explains the challenge of struggling to get the right support.

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