Supporting families across the country
Contact a Family are a charity for families with disabled children.They understand how life with a disabled child can present unique challenges. Contact a Family exist to help families feel valued, supported, confident and informed and have been supporting families with disabled children across the country for almost 40 years.
Contact a Family estimates that it costs three times more to raise a disabled child, and with parents often struggling to fit in around additional caring needs, it can make life very difficult and Contact a Family have found parents are stressed by their financial situation. Some can't afford birthday presents for their children, and many say their child's condition has worsened because they can't afford basic or essential therapies.
Funding from People’s Postcode Trust has allowed Contact a Family to run a Family Finance helpline, giving families advice and information on the support that’s available to them. Long term, this means that more families with disabled children have the confidence, resilience and knowledge to help alleviate financial disadvantage and can enjoy life together.