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  • Today we've secured a major campaign win

    Sunday 10th September 2017

    Today we've secured a major campaign win. The Secretary of State for education has announced plans to review school transport statutory guidance to make sure all local authorities are providing school travel for eligible children with special educational needs.

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  • Good luck to our amazing Great North Run supporters!

    Friday 8th September 2017

    The Great North Run, the world's largest half marathon, takes place this Sunday 10th September. We have five amazing runners who have been training and fundraising with all their might to help us continue supporting thousands of families with disabled children.

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  • You can help us improve our helpline and online services

    Friday 1st September 2017

    Help us reach out to thousands more families with disabled children by giving us your feedback in our online services and helpline survey.

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  • We’ve changed our name, look and feel to reach more families sooner!

    Thursday 31st August 2017

    You may have noticed that our website looks and feels a little different today. That's because we've refreshed our brand and shortened our name to Contact. We've made these changes to help us reach more families with disabled children as soon as they need us and to highlight the wide variety of work we do.

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  • Schools out - act now to make sure your tax credits don’t stop for your 16-19 year old

    Monday 21st August 2017

    If you have a 16-19 year old who'll be staying in non-advanced education after the summer holidays, remember to let the Tax Credit Office know or you could lose out on tax credit payments.

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  • Funding boost for Contact Cymru

    Monday 7th August 2017

    We are delighted to announce we have been granted funding from the Garfield Weston Foundation, a family-founded grant-making trust that has been supporting charities across the UK for over 50 years.

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  • Don’t miss out on new childcare offers

    Wednesday 2nd August 2017

    If you qualify for 30 hours' free childcare, it is crucial in the weeks before September that you bring your eligibility codes to your childcare providers. If you don't, you may miss out on a September place.

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  • Increase in number of pupils with special educational needs

    Tuesday 1st August 2017

    The number of pupils with special educational needs (SEN) in England has increased to 1,244,255 according to the latest Department for Education figures released on Thursday 27 July.

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  • Looking for fun holiday ideas for your family?

    Friday 28th July 2017

    Contact a Family’s guide to holidays, play and leisure is packed full of useful information to help you plan to keep the kids occupied this summer holiday.

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  • Our new resources for bereaved parents

    Thursday 27th July 2017

    The death of a child is a devastating loss, whatever the circumstances. We know that parents who've lost a child will be going through the most distressing time, and they will need help to deal with their situation. We've produced some new resources to support bereaved parents.

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