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East Midlands

Contact a Family provides support, advice and information for families with disabled children, no matter what their condition or disability.

In the East Midlands, we carry out our service across through a team of project workers. Working at a local and regional level, we have up-to-date information on local services and support for families. 

Our East Midlands team offers:

  • help for families to find out what's available locally
  • details of local parent support groups
  • guidance for support groups and forums to help them to reach and involve parents
  • training for children's centres to help them reach and involve families with disabled children
  • resources for professionals to help them point families to the right local services.

The team covers the whole of the East Midlands area including: Derbyshire, Leicestershire, Lincolnshire, Nottinghamshire, Northamptonshire and Rutland.


Office address

Contact a Family Midlands Team, Prospect Hall, 12 College Walk, Selly Oak, Birmingham B29 6LE

Local contacts

Alternatively, you can contact our freephone national helpline. Advisers can arrange an interpreter over the telephone if needed.

Local news

Local events

Contact a Family run a programme of free workshops for parents of children with special needs or disabilities.  If you would like to attend any of these sessions, or would like more information, just email us at westmids.office@cafamily.org.uk

SEND education workshop

Wednesday 20 September
Northampton Quaker Meeting House, Wellington Street, Northampton, NN1 3AS

A free workshop for parents of special needs children focusing on SEND education and EHC plans. The workshop is being organised by Contact a Family and will be delivered by Laxmi Patel, a solicitor with Boyes Turner who specialises in Education Law, specifically SEN.

For more information or to book a space on the workshop email westmids.office@cafamily.org.uk or call us on 0121 415 4624

Puberty and Relationships

Friday 17 November, 9.30am-12pm
Etwall Autism Support Group, Hilton Road, Etwall DE65 6HZ

  • An overview of puberty and the changes to expect.
  • Strategies to keep your child safe.
  • An understanding of appropriate behaviour for children with SEN.
  • Information on where to go to get more help and support.

Open to parents of any child who has ASD or ADHD.

Booking essential. Contact suegillott@yahoo.com for booking/more information.

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Our SENDirect service is a website where families of children with disabilities or special educational needs can search for and compare local support, activities and services.