Contact a Family provides support to families of disabled children whatever their condition or disability.
A freephone helpline for parents and professionals across the UK, staffed by trained parent advisers. It gives information and advice on a wide range of issues including welfare rights, education, short breaks, local services and local support.
Contact a Family Medical Directory - guide to medical conditions and disabilities with information on 440 conditions and related support. Each entry provides an overview of the condition with details of support groups where available.
One to one practical and emotional support to families with disabled children, through the family support service.
Information, advice and support to parents and carers of children with any special need or disability as well as professionals working with families.
Workshops and conferences for parents (which professionals can sometimes attend) based on local interest. These are an opportunity for parents to come together and share their experiences. Previous topics have included the needs of siblings, transition and negotiation skills.
Web address: www.cafamily.org.uk/
Email: [email protected]
Phone: 029 2039 6624