Contact charity for families with disabled children- Coronavirus update
Contact: new services for parent carers during the coronavirus pandemic
During this difficult time to help with the extra challenges that families have to face because of the Covid-19 pandemic, Contact has introduced some free, new services that families you work with might be interested in:
• A programme of virtual, popular and free parent workshops. Topics include: Money matters, Encouraging Positive Behaviour, Wellbeing for you, and Managing your child's sleep. To book visit https://contact.org.uk/about-us/family-workshops/
• A 'Listening Ear' service providing 1-1 support for parents via a telephone appointment with one of the Contact's family support advisers to help with emotional support, strategies for reducing a child's anxiety and challenging behaviour or help with structuring the day. Please encourage families you think might benefit to check now for last minute availability. To book visit https://contact.org.uk/…/introducing-our-new-1-1-listening…/
And don’t forget, you'll also find lots of help, information and advice on Contact’s website. And the charity’s free helpline means families can talk to one of Contact’s parent advisers about any concern or worry they may have about raising a disabled child - 0808 808 3555 - or you can email Contact’s team of parent advisers at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We are Contact, the charity for families with disabled children. We support families with the best possible guidance and information. We bring families together to support each other. And we help families to campaign, volunteer and fundraise to improve life for themselves and others.
What we 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 bring families together to support each other
Our 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.
Parent support groups We help local and national groups in their work bringing parents carers together for practical and emotional support.
Online community Our online community is a place for parents to chat to other families online about anything and everything that affects their child and family.
Family events Our offices across the UK organise family fun days and outings, giving parents and kids the chance to make new friends.
Who to contact
- Age Bands
11-14 years old
18-25 years old
Parents and carers
15-17 years old
0-4 years old
5-10 years old