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.

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.

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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.

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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 runners Lou and Tim

The London Marathon is only a few weeks away and Contact has 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 soon-to-be-married couple Lou and Tim who joined our marathon team after hearing about it from one of our previous runners.

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Meet our London Marathon runner Helen

The London Marathon is only a few weeks away and Contact has 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 our wonderful runner Helen Davies, who is running in memory of her sister Carol.

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