Help families struggling this winter

We simply couldn’t do what we do without our generous supporters. Find out how you can help us be there for more families by supporting our Winter Appeal.

There is a desperate lack of services and support for the 1.6 million disabled children in the UK. 

As living costs continue to skyrocket, many families are struggling to keep afloat. Thousands are unable to afford the life-saving electrical equipment their child relies on.

Contact provides a lifeline for these families, but as a charity, we rely on the donations of our generous supporters to continue providing our vital services.

Ways you can help this winter

You can make a one-time donation or set up a regular monthly contribution on our website.

Our weekly lottery has become a favourite way for people to support our work. For just £1 a week, you’ll have a chance to win up to £10,000 every Friday!

These are just a couple of the ways you can help.

You can also make a purchase in our Fledglings store, or use a charity cashback provider when you shop online.

Last year we provided 291,000 families with life-changing support

Contact was literally a lifeline. The first time I had contact with them was the day we received our son’s diagnosis. I was given information and understanding. Most importantly I was given hope and support. I will never be able to say thank you enough.

We’ve taken part in many workshops, family events and activities organised by Contact. But one of the biggest factors for me has been that Contact has stopped us feeling so alone. We are part of a bigger family who can support each other.

Contact is very special. They truly understand the depths and complexities families with disabled children face every day. They speak our language and provide practical support that is truly life-changing.

Watch Adele and Molly’s story

Some of the ways your gift could help

Giving families the best advice and support

You could help fund our team of helpline parent advisers and family support workers.

Last year we answered almost 13,000 enquiries from parents and carers, with over 269k people accessing our online advice.

Funding workshops, events and drop-ins

Last year we ran 400 online workshops and 100 family events for over 6,750 parents, disabled children and their siblings.

Our events are an opportunity for families to get together, build friendships and get mutual support. Your donations mean we can run even more across the UK.

Campaigning for change

Our Change Makers and 15,000 campaigners have helped us change government policy, win court appeals for families and lobbied to ensure families with disabled children aren’t left behind.

You could fund our campaigns team and help us tackle the inequalities faced by families with disabled children.

Our impact

After using our services in 2022/23, families tell us:


feel better informed about the support they need


feel more confident


would recommend Contact to others

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