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About the Organisation
Formerly known as Contact a Family, we support families with the best possible guidance and information. We bring families together to support each other, and we help families to campaign, volunteer and fundraise to improve life for themselves and others.
For every shape and size of family, whatever they need and whatever their child’s disability, we’re here.
The Contact helpline
Our freephone helpline advises thousands of parents each year on all aspects of caring for a disabled child.
Website and parent resources
Our website has information on issues such as education, benefits and family life, and our parent resources cover a range of topics including health and social care services.
Workshops and information sessions
We run workshops and information sessions for parents across the UK.
We provide up-to-date and validated information on hundreds of disabilities and conditions, their symptoms, treatment and the support available.
Our hospitals and hospices project
Our parent advisers are now based at six children's hospitals across the UK, providing families with emotional and practical support when they need it most.
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How do people access your service?
Type Of Service
Age of Users
Who can use your service?
Parents and family caring for disabled children and young people. Professionals working with them.
Additional and Special Educational Needs
Physical Environment Accessibility
Is there accessible parking on site?
Is there a pedestrian route?
Is it smooth and with dropped kerbs?
Are doors 900mm or more wide, with flat thresholds?
Do you have external ramps?
Do you have a lobby / porch area?
Can wheelchair users clear the outer door prior to opening the inner?
Are there interior automatic doors?
Are there wide unobstructed corridors (minimum 1200mm)?
Do you have a lift for wheelchair users?
Do you have internal ramps?
Do you have internal steps?
Do you have a visual / flashing fire alarm?
Do you have accessible toilets?
Do you have an accessible changing room with a changing bed and a hoist?
Do you have an induction loop and / or radio mikes?
Do you have a quiet room or a quiet area?
Do you have an outdoors play area?
Is this safe and enclosed?
Are the outdoor areas well lit (for evening activities)?
Do you have a soft play area?
Do you have a sensory room or area?
Preparing for Adulthood
Preparing for Adulthood Categories
Preparing for Adulthood - Employment/Education and Training
Preparing for Adulthood - Independence and Housing
Preparing for Adulthood - Health
Training & Policies
Please indicate the ratio of staff / volunteers who have knowledge and experience of:
Child Protection (Safeguarding)
Administration of medicines
British Sign Language
Enabling verbal and non verbal communication
Does your organisation have policies and procedures for:
Child Protection (Safeguarding)
Registration for sessions
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