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Complete our Counting the Costs survey and help us campaign to improve family finances

Thursday 24th April 2014

Contact a Family is calling on mums, dads and other family members who care for children and young people with additional needs or disabilities to take part in some important research about family finances and the impact of welfare reforms.

Counting the Costs 2014 is a repeat of our flagship survey and report that we've carried out every two years since 2008.

In 2012, we found that one in seven families with disabled children were missing meals and one in six couldn't afford to heat their homes. Since then many of the government's planned welfare cuts have been implemented, as the biggest shake up of the UK's benefits system in 30 years continues. This means that your responses to our Counting the Costs 2014 will give us a unique snapshot of families' current financial situation and whether it is getting better or worse as a result of these changes.

By filling out the survey you will be helping us to raise awareness and lobby for change - particularly as welfare reforms continue to hit families with disabled children hard. This year's Counting the Costs is also particularly important as we try to influence party manifestos ahead of the next general election in 2015.

We need as many of you as possible to complete the survey and help us build that true picture by completing the survey which should not take more than 20 minutes. The deadline to complete the survey is the end of May 2014.

Please help get your voice heard by completing our survey

If you would like a hard copy of the survey or help completing the survey please contact us on 020 7608 8742.

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