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Summary
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.


Description

A UK wide charity advising and supporting families who care for children with any disability. It aims to link families together and encourage mutual support between parents. The charity offers access to expert advisers via a dedicated national freephone helpline. It constantly updates information on over 1000 rare disorders through The Contact a Family Directory. The charity also produces information packs on developing parent support groups and other factsheets and publications for parents and professionals.

Helpline: Open Monday - Friday, 9.30am - 5.00pm.


Who to contact

Telephone
0808 808 3555
020 7608 8700
020 7608 8701
E-mail
helpline@contact.org.uk
Website
www.contact.org.uk

Where to go

Name
Contact
Address
209-211 City Road
London
Postcode
EC1V 1JN

When is it on?

Time / Date Details
Open Monday - Friday 9.30am - 5pm
Time of day
Afternoon
Morning
Days
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday

Other Details

Referral required
No
Age Range
5 years to 18 years
Notes

Nationwide Helpline


Local Offer

Description

Contact provides information, advice and support to families caring for children and young people with disabilities or additional needs.

We have up to date information on local services and sources of support for families with disabled children.

We support families with disabled children, no matter what their condition or disability. 

Our services are free and open to any parent/carer or family member.  We also support practitioners working with families.

 

 

No eligibility criteria

 

 

 

It is a free service.

 

 

 

Contact a Family helpline

For information or advice on any aspect of caring for a disabled child contact our national freephone helpline

Our team of trained advisers includes education specialists and a dedicated welfare rights team.

 

Contact a Family website

Our website offers up-to-date information on hundreds of medical conditions, extensive information on benefits and services as well as a wider range of support, information and advice for families.

You can link with families going through similar experiences, down load our resources. www.cafamily.org.uk

Parents can follow us on Facebook   www.facebook.com/contactafamily  or Twitter: www.twitter.com/contactafamily as sources of information and links to parents.

 

 

 

Our services are confidential, Independent and impartial.

 

Contact a Family is committed to safeguarding children and young people and will work cooperatively with other agencies to ensure that any risk to children and young people we have contact with is acknowledged and responded to professionally and without delay.

 

Links
CAFAMILY

Last Updated
05/09/2019
Keywords
support, helpline, advice, guidance, disability, families
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