Welcome to our blogs, where you can read real-life stories from the families we support.

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Please note that the opinions expressed on these blogs are the author's own views and not necessarily those of Contact.

Swindon SEND Family Voice – a parent carer forum based on Positivity (…and good PR!)

A parent carer forum is a group of parents and carers of disabled children who work with local authorities and service providers to make sure the services they plan and deliver meet the needs of disabled children and families.

Written by Contact at 10:52

Three ‘Pillars’ to deliver better support and care for disabled children and their families

To make a real difference to lives of disabled children, the Government must make them a priority, including by appointing a Minister for Disabled Children; by clarifying and reviewing the rights and responsibilities within the system; and by ensuring there is sufficient funding for services for disabled children and their families. In this blog, DCP campaign manager Stephen Kingdom, sets out three pillars on which to build better support for children and families.

Written by Steven Kingdom at 10:58

Even floods haven’t stopped this marathon runner from training

Mum of two, Llinos, tells about how her training for the London Marathon this year means she is prepared for almost anything.

Written by Contact at 00:00

Shama takes on marathon challenge for 50th birthday year

Shama tells us why her 50th birthday year led to her taking up an unexpected opportunity...

Written by Contact at 16:12

We’d like to give a huge fanfare for musician Jocelyn who’ll be increasing her tempo at the London Marathon this year for Contact

Musician Jocelyn tells us more about why she is in an upbeat mood as she swaps arpeggios for running shoes in preparation for this year’s London Marathon to raise money for Contact.

Written by Contact at 12:28