Contact a Family supports families with disabled children across the UK. Whatever the condition, whenever they need us, wherever they are. We provide information, advice and support. We bring families together so they can support each other. We campaign to improve their circumstances, and for their right to be included and equal in society. One in 20 children are born with a disability and almost all are cared for at home by their families. Families with disabled children are more likely to be affected by depression, sleep disturbances, poverty, isolation and relationship breakdown. Contact a Family is here for all of them. We are here for you.
Contact a Family supports families with disabled children across the UK
We have a national freephone helpline staffed by expert adviser who can advise on education, benefits, getting a diagnosis and sources of help
We provide up to date medical information on over 400 health conditions and disabilities, including rare conditions
We connect families in their local communities at family events and parent workshops
We help families find the best local support networks
We support families to make a difference locally through our work with parent carer forums
We campaign to end the poverty, disadvantage and isolation experienced by families with disabled children across the UK and raise awareness of these issues.