What we do
For every shape and size of family, whatever they need and whatever their child’s disability, we’re here.
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 with the best possible guidance and
national advice, information and support service
We provide online, printed and helpline advice on education, benefits and finances, childcare, social care, medical information and more.
We run programmes across the UK, including information sessions, workshops, drop-ins in hospitals and parenting courses.
Our Fledglings shop sells toys, clothing and sensory products that make life a bit easier for a parent and more fulfilling for their child.
As well as supporting families, we help a wide variety of professionals in their work with disabled children.
We bring families together to support each other
We help local and national groups in their work bringing parents carers together for practical and emotional support.
Our online community is a place for parents to chat to other families online about anything and everything that affects their child and family.
Our workshops and information sessions for families, on lots of different topics, are also a chance to meet others and share tips and strategies.
Our offices across the UK organise family fun days and outings, giving parents and kids the chance to make new friends.
We help families to campaign, volunteer and fundraise to
improve life for themselves and others
Campaigns & research
We campaign with families to remove the barriers they face every day and conduct research so we understand the scale of the issues families face.
We are the Department for Education's parent carer participation delivery partner in England, helping parents work together with professionals to make improvements to local services.
For those able to, we have opportunities to give us a helping hand, whether through stewarding a fundraising event or becoming a media spokesperson.
We couldn't support families of disabled children without our generous supporters and determined fundraisers.
Browse the pages below to find out more
We provide online, printed and helpline advice on education, benefits and finances, and more
We run workshops and information sessions for families on lots of different topics
Local Contact offices
Our local teams offer a variety of support services, including drop-in sessions, workshops and family fun days
About our programmes
We run programmes across the UK, including workshops and information sessions.
Who we are
Meet our team and read about our story and values
Would you like to work for Contact? Browse through our current vacancies
Browse our library of publications, documents and other resources
Get in touch with our national or regional offices