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.

Meet our London Marathon runners Neil and Christina

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 super couple Neil and Christina Raynsford, who joined our Marathon team after speaking to their friend Jeremy - who will also be taking part in the event.

Written by Contact at 10:50

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…

Written by Contact at 11:14

DLA has been a lifeline in my house

Parent carer Sarah talks about the life-changing difference claiming Disability Living Allowance made to her family.

Written by Sarah at 14:24

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.

Written by Contact at 14:05

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.

Written by Contact at 17:11