We are Contact, the charity for families with disabled children. We understand that life with a disabled child brings unique challenges, and we exist to help families feel valued, supported, confident and informed. 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.
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 ambition is to reach more families with disabled children and to be there as soon as they need us. By doing this, we can help families to take control of their situation and deal with the challenges they face. We can ensure many more families can focus on what’s always most important – being together and growing together as a family
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