Contact a Family provides support, advice and information for families with disabled children, no matter what their condition or disability.
In the West Midlands, we carry out our service through our regional office in Birmingham, home-based workers and volunteers. Working at a local and regional level, we have up-to-date information on local services and support for families.
We bring families together so they can support each other. We campaign to improve their circumstances, and for their right to be included and equal in society.
We provide support, advice and information on:
- Contact a Family helpline
For information or advice on any aspect of caring for a disabled child, call our freephone helpline.
- Medical information directory
Up-to-date and validated information on hundreds of disabilities and conditions, their symptoms, treatment and the support available.
- Advice and support online
Browse our information on different aspects of bringing up a disabled child, including information about the special education system, and visit our resource library.
- Workshops and information sessions
We run workshops and events for parents across the UK. Find out what's happening in your area.
In addition, we assist to:
- Strenghtening families
- Reducing isolation
- Awareness and Understanding
Our website provides a host of advice on a range of topics, please use it to find out what support is available where you live and from other parents of disabled children. We would be delighted to hear from you, please contact us on our details below or visit our website for further information.