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Latest News: Support

Baby Loss Awareness Week

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.

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School Transport is Number 1 Issue on Contact's Helpline

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.

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Money Matters Guide

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.

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SMA Support UK & The SMA Trust to Merge as Spinal Muscular Atrophy UK!

06 August 2018 / Posted in: Support

Following the phenomenally positive response to our recent merger consultation, we are delighted to announce that the Boards of both organisations have agreed to merge at the end of September 2018.

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Autumn / Winter Events - Save The Date!

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.

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Petition Launched to Fund Lifeline Care for Seriously Ill Children

24 July 2018 / Posted in: Support

Together for Short Lives has launched an online petition calling on the Prime Minister to use some of the recent 3.4% NHS funding boost to fund lifeline care for seriously ill children.

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The DSA Claim It! Campaign

18 July 2018 / Posted in: Support

This Campaign, from Disability Rights UK, offers advice and information about Disabled Students' Allowances (DSAs) and other university-led adjustments.

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Speaking Up For Provision Of Cough Assist Machines

26 June 2018 / Posted in: Support

A group of three West Midlands CCGs are reviewing their policy on cough assists, which could result in patients being denied this vital piece of equipment. We have added our voice to protest against this.

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Carers: Your Right To Request Flexible Working Hours

14 June 2018 / Posted in: Support

Carers UK have information on their website and a free, downloadable guide on your right to request flexible working.

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Petition to End the Care Crisis

12 June 2018 / Posted in: 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.

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