Contact A Family
Although we have never had direct contact with contact a family, myself and dan have always followed them on social media. They are a fantastic organisation aimed to help support families, advocating for services and helping families feel more informed.
Who are Contact?
We were founded in the 1970s by families of disabled children, who recognised that even if their child's conditions were different, they shared a common experience - of being a family with a disabled child. They understood how important it is to support each other.
A lot has changed since then but some things haven't changed nearly enough. There is a desperate lack of services and support for the 620,000 parents in the UK who care for a disabled child. As a result, families face a huge range of challenges and many feel isolated and alone. Coping with extra financial costs and practical challenges can put an enormous strain on daily life, with families more likely to face emotional issues, stress and anxiety.
We are here for all families with disabled children - supporting families, bringing families together and helping families take action for others.
Our vision is that families with disabled children feel valued and are strong, confident and able to make the decisions that are right for them.
What They Do...
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 information. We bring families together in local groups and online, to support each other by sharing experiences and advice. And we help families to campaign, volunteer, fundraise and shape local services to improve life for themselves and others.
How to Get in Touch
Join Their Facebook Group Here.