Latest News: Information & Support
12 June 2018 / Posted in: Information & Support
After surveying nearly 4,000 adults of all ages who need care or who look after someone with care needs, the Care and Support Alliance (CSA) discovered that people are unable to get the basic care and support they need. Add your voice to their campaign and sign the petition.
31 May 2018 / Posted in: Information & Support
Contact have a number of helpful podcasts available to listen to on their website. Their latest is by one of their helpline advisers who explains what happens when a young person who is on Disability Living Allowance turns 16.
04 May 2018 / Posted in: Information & Support
This survey seeks views on extending specific groups rights to an integrated personal budget (e.g.people who access wheelchair services whose posture and mobility needs impact their wider health & social care needs) and on the potential to incorporate additional funding streams into that budget.
02 May 2018 / Posted in: Information & Support
Thank you to those of you who completed our surveys. We have forwarded the results and your comments to MDUK so that they can be incorporated into the report they are preparing for the APPG 6-month inquiry. To see the results of the surveys, or if you are seeking emotional support, please click here.
24 April 2018 / Posted in: Information & Support
Contact is calling on family members who care for children and young people with additional needs or disabilities to take part in important research about family finances.
12 April 2018 / Posted in: Information & Support
We have a number of resources available here on our website that you may find helpful or of interest, including personal stories that mums with SMA have shared.
03 April 2018 / Posted in: Information & Support
‘A checklist to a good transition’ joins their list of resources aimed at improving the experiences of young people moving from familiar children’s services into adult services.
29 March 2018 / Posted in: Information & Support
'Into Higher Education' is a guide for anyone with a health condition, learning difficulty or disability, thinking about studying in higher education starting September 2018.
26 March 2018 / Posted in: Information & Support
Our office is closed from 3.30pm on Thursday 29th March 2018. We re-open on Tuesday 3rd April 2018 at 9.00am. For further information / support during this time, please click here to find out more.
19 March 2018 / Posted in: Information & Support
Contact have found that more and more disabled children are being refused school transport or being charged for it, as councils exploit a loophole in the law. They are calling on the government to close this loophole.