Press office

For media enquiries only, contact us on:

Unfortunately due to staff capacity we can’t help with student enquiries. But there’s lots of information on this website on carer and disability issues.

Case studies

We have a database of families with disabled children who are excellent speakers and are happy to talk to the media on a range of issues.

Experts and spokespeople

We have spokespeople who are experts in a range of carer and disability issues available for media interviews.

Amanda Batten, CEO of Contact and Chair of the Disabled Children’s Partnership

Amanda has worked in the disability sector for 16 years, having previously been Director of Policy and Communications at the National Autistic Society.

Una Summerson, Head of Policy and Public Affairs at Contact

Una has championed disability rights for over 14 years and was a finalist in the Sheila McKechnie Foundation Awards 2018 for Contact’s campaign work on school transport for disabled children. She was also instrumental in Contact’s successful campaign to stop the DLA takeaway for disabled children in hospital.

Recent campaigns

Statistics about disabled children and their families

About Contact

We are the charity for families with disabled children.

We understand that life with a disabled child brings unique challenges, and we exist to help families feel valued, supported, confident and informed.

To make that happen, we work in three closely linked ways – we support families through a national helpline and one to one support, we bring families together to support each other and we help families to campaign to improve life for themselves and others.

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Find out more about us.