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We were founded in the 1970s by families of disabled children, who recognised that even if their child’s conditions were different, they shared a common experience – of being a family with a disabled child. They understood how important it is to support each other. 

We are here for all families with disabled children – supporting families, bringing families together and helping families take action for others. 

Our vision is that families with disabled children feel valued and are strong, confident and able to make the decisions that are right for them. 

Advice & support contacts


Our helpline is for parents and carers in any part of the UK with a disabled child aged from birth to 25. 

Listening Ear

Listening Ear is our 1-1 telephone appointments for parent carers looking for emotional support.

Online communities

We’re active on Facebook, Twitter, Linkedin and more.

Parent carer participation

We support the work of parent carer forums in England as the delivery partner of the Department for Education.

Who to contact

Contact Name
Free Helpline
CONTACT For families with disabled children

Time / Date Details

When is it on
Week days
Time of day
Session Information
Information and Support


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