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  • Don’t forget to renew your tax credits by the end of July

    Thursday 13th July 2017

    The deadline for renewing tax credit claims is fast approaching. Read this article to find out what you need to do to make sure you continue to receive the financial support you're entitled to. HMRC also produce a short video explaining what you need to do to renew your claim.

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  • Celebrating Cycling the Season

    Tuesday 11th July 2017

    Over 7,000 miles, 550 hours in the saddle, two wheel changes and a massive £17k raised for Contact a Family! Our phenomenal fundraiser Stephen Kingdom popped into Contact a Family’s City Road offices on Thursday 6th July so we could all say a big thank you and celebrate the completion of his epic cycling challenge with him.

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  • Local authorities underspending discretionary housing payment budgets

    Friday 7th July 2017

    The Department of Work and Pensions has released statistics showing that 73 per cent of local authorities in England and Wales did not spend all the funding they got from central government for discretionary housing payments (DHP).

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  • Ministerial appointments since the election

    Thursday 6th July 2017

    In light of the recent election, we welcome the opportunity to work with a number of newly-appointed ministers at the departments of Education, Work and Pensions, and Health.

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  • Contact a Family on the Queen's Speech debate

    Friday 30th June 2017

    Contact a Family CEO and Chair of the Disabled Children’s Partnership, which represents more than 45 UK charities and launched its new campaign this week, has commented on the Queen's speech.

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  • Huge thanks for a ROAR-some Dinosaur Day 2017

    Thursday 29th June 2017

    On Monday 19th June, we celebrated Dinosaur Day with schools, nurseries, companies and community groups who went Dino for the day and helped us support thousands of families with disabled children.

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  • Disabled children need your support today!

    Wednesday 28th June 2017

    We know that 43 per cent of the British public don’t know anyone who is disabled and that 97 per cent of parents with a disabled children do not believe the public understands the challenges they face every day. Our campaign, the Secret Life of Us – developed in close partnership with parents – looks to change this.

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  • Contact a Family launches first menu of professional services

    Friday 23rd June 2017

    We're delighted to announced that for the first time we've launched a menu of services for professionals working with disabled children.

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  • Mortgage support for benefit claimants being reduced from this week.

    Thursday 22nd June 2017

    The amount that benefit claimants receive to help meet their mortgage interest payments is reducing from this week.

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  • Our education expert's advice on school absence

    Wednesday 21st June 2017

    This month our parent adviser Lesley Black has been speaking to TheSchoolRun.com about what the law says about absence from school and how schools should support your absent child.

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