Latest News: Information
08 October 2018 / Posted in: Information, Support
The Change 100 scheme was launched in 2014 to enable young disabled people to obtain useful work experience and mentoring. Applications are now open until 16th January 2019.
28 September 2018 / Posted in: Information, Support
A new smartphone app, currently being trialled by four train companies, will be rolled out across Britain in Autumn next year to help with passenger assistance, with the aim of making it easier for customers to book help at stations and get a more consistent and reliable service.
27 September 2018 / Posted in: Information
The Lords Economic Affairs Committee has launched its inquiry into the social care system in England and invites written contributions from anyone.
26 September 2018 / Posted in: Information, Support
Taking place between 9th and 15th October, this awareness week is a collaboration between 60+ charities across the UK to raise awareness about the issues affecting those who have experienced pregnancy loss or death of a baby in the UK.
21 September 2018 / Posted in: Information, Support
The charity Contact for Families of Disabled Children say that they have been inundated with calls about issues surrounding school transport. There are a number of support resources available about this on their website, along with an upcoming live Facebook Q&A, and Midlands workshops.
31 August 2018 / Posted in: Information, Support
It's back to school time which can mean higher than normal costs, with new uniforms, stationery, bags etc. You might want to check out Contact's 'Money Matters' guide which includes details on the financial help you're entitled to if your child's at school.
25 July 2018 / Posted in: Information, Support
We are, once again, hosting events around the country so that children, young people, adults and families can meet up. Dates this year are earlier to try to avoid winter illness, bad weather and overstretching family diaries in the run up to Christmas.
23 July 2018 / Posted in: Information
Combining work and family life is a complex juggling act for all parents. But for parents of disabled children, the challenges are greater still. This new report highlights how parents of disabled children are struggling to hold down vital jobs.
05 July 2018 / Posted in: Information, Treatments & Research
We are pleased to be involved with a new project to estimate the costs and benefits of providing young disabled children under 5 years with powered mobility aids
05 July 2018 / Posted in: Information
Declining quality and more cuts to come. Survey results showed high percentages of families think the quality of health and social care services have got worse over the past few years and many are aware of specific local plans to cut services further. The DCP is calling for ministerial action