Latest News: Support
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
31 May 2018 / Posted in: Support
Contact have a number of helpful podcasts available to listen to on their website. Their latest is by one of their helpline advisers who explains what happens when a young person who is on Disability Living Allowance turns 16.