Go back a step

Looking back on a year of change for Contact

Monday 1st January 2018

Thanks to all the families and friends who supported us in 2017, we made great strides towards achieving our goal of reaching more families and reaching them sooner.

We want to wish a very happy new year to you all, as we look back on our highlights over the last 12 months.

Our new name, look and feel

We undertook a brand review and worked with families to develop a clearer, simpler and more accessible look.

Our new brand, launched in August 2017, aims to help families quickly and easily understand the support we offer.

Importantly, who we are and the way we work hasn't changed. Families remain at the heart of everything we do, and the new brand shows this confidently.

Celebrating the achievements of families with disabled children

In January 2017 we held our first ever Contact Awards to shine a spotlight on the inspiring work families do when caring for a disabled child.

We were overwhelmed by the sheer number of applications we received, with over 100 nominations submitted by families and friends. Eight winners were picked from an inspiring group of finalists at an awards ceremony at Speaker's House at the Palace of Westminster.

Developing a sustainable business model

We developed a training and consultancy service for other organisations working with families with disable children.

We have nearly 40 years' experience of working directly with disabled children and their families, providing information, advice and support. Our training programmes build on this experience.

Read more about our year

You can read more about our achievements in our newly published Annual Review 2016/17 [PDF].

Happy new year!