Contact is a UK-wide registered charity, established in 1979 to support families whose children have a disability. Contact improves the lives of all families with disabled children. With them, we transform their lives, break down barriers and tackle disadvantage through ambitious, collaborative and innovative work. We make a real and lasting impact and are a force for positive change.
Contact has a head office in Central London; local project offices in some London boroughs and home-based staff and volunteers across the UK.
Our national advice, information and support service
Contact has a range of advice and information resources, and digital content including education, benefits and finances, childcare, social care, diagnosis, medical information and more.
Contact provides a free national helpline for parents of disabled children offering advice and information on the issues affecting their daily lives.
Our national programmes
Contact runs a range of programmes across the UK, including information sessions, workshops, drop-ins in hospitals and parenting courses.
The Fledglings shop
Our Fledglings shop sells toys, clothing and sensory products that make life a bit easier for parents and more fulfilling for their child.
Campaigns & research
Contact campaigns with families to remove the barriers they face every day and conduct research so we understand the scale of the issues families face.
Parent carer participation
Contact is the Department for Education’s parent carer participation delivery partner in England, helping parents work together with professionals to make improvements to local services