Resource Library

We produce a wide range of publications for families with disabled children and the professionals who work with them.

Browsing our library

You can search for a keyword or use filters to browse our library. Resources are organised by subject (for example education or benefits), type (for example parent guides or newsletters), nation and language.

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  • Factsheet: Disability Living Allowance when your child is in hospital

    The government have scrapped the rules which previously stopped Disability Living Allowance or Personal Independence payments when a child is in hospital. Our factsheet explains what this means for families


  • Magazine: Connected Spring/Summer 2016

    The Spring/Summer edition of Connected, our magazine for families with disabled children and all who work with them. Packed with stories from parents, this edition's theme celebrates the vital support families give each other.


  • Parent guide: NHS and caring for a disabled child - Cymru

    Welsh language version. Explains the different parts of the NHS, your rights, your child’s rights and what options you might have if you are unhappy with any aspect of the NHS


  • Parent carer participation: Health toolkit for parent carer forums

    This toolkit has been developed specifically to support parent carer participation in health commissioning at this strategic level.


  • Sample letter EHC assessment

  • 2016-17 grants webinar Q&A

    Q&A document from the 2016-17 grants webinar


  • Terms and responsibilities of grant award

    Document outlining the terms and responsibilities of the Department for Education grant award for parent carer forums.


  • Briefing paper: Universal credit and cuts to the disabled child element (April 2016)

    This briefing paper outlines Contact a Family's view on the implications of Universal Credit on families with disabled children.


  • Newsletter: North East Office Spring 2016

    All the latest news and events from Contact a Family North East.


    • North East Office Registration Form

      If you would like to receive free copies of the Contact a Family regional newsletter and regular email bulletins, please add your details to this form.