Contact a Family is a national registered charity providing support, advice and information for families with disabled children, whatever the medical condition or disability. Contact a Family is incorporated with The Lady Hoare Trust and it is hoped that, by combining the resources and expertise of both organisations, to provide a far better service to disabled children and their families across the UK. The Contact a Family Helpline can provide information on:
- Benefits and tax credits.
- Specific conditions and rare disorders.
- Local parents and support groups.
- Free fact sheets.
The Helpline has access to interpreters in over 100 languages via Language Line and two of the advisers are able to give basic advice on immigration issues. Help is offered to families and parent groups by a number of Contact a Family’s staff in the national and regional offices.