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Contact a Family is the only UK-wide charity providing advice, information and support to the parents of all disabled children – no matter what their condition or diagnosis. Last year we helped over a quarter of a million families with disabled children.

We offer a range of services including a freephone helpline, practical guides around caring for a disabled child, specialist welfare benefits advice, local family events and outings, newsletters, and opportunities for parents to make contact and share experiences. We have a number of offices, staff and volunteers around the UK, and are in touch with a wide network of local and disability support groups. We also empower parents to influence services on a local and national level.