Family Fund pays tribute to Lord Rix

Family Fund would like to pay tribute to the Mencap president and dedicated campaigner, Lord Rix, who sadly died on Saturday 20 August aged 92.Read more

Half of people in poverty are disabled or living with a disabled person

Almost half of people in poverty are disabled or living in a household with a disabled person, according to a new report from the New Policy Institute and the Joseph Rowntree Foundation.Read more

Tired Out, our new sleep support hub

Tired Out, Family Fund’s new sleep support hub, is now live and ready to support parents and carers of disabled children with sleep issues.Read more

Raising thousands by ffundering down stream

Being a charity of the year made this our biggest year yet, with a larger presence on the day with stands and supporters on both sides of the river.Read more

Government scraps limit to DLA payments for children in hospital

The government has confirmed that it has changed the rules that previously stopped payment of Disability Living Allowance (DLA) or Personal Independence Payment (PIP) when a child under 18 is in hospital for more than 12 weeks.Read more

Queen's Birthday Honours 2016

Congratulations to Dame Christine Lenehan, Martine Wright MBE and Susan North MBE for their awardsRead more

Low income families missing out on vital support

New research by the national charity Turn2us has found that almost half (48%) of low income households are not claiming the welfare benefits and tax credits they could be entitled toRead more

Compulsory Changing Places

“I don’t want Emily-May’s future to be laid on a public toilet floor. I don’t want her future to be curtailing days out because she is too big for the facilities in a public place.” Lorna Fillingham is campaigning for adequate Changing Places complete with changing bench, hoist and enough space for carers, to be compulsory in public buildings before planning permission is granted.Read more

‘The A Word’ – the review

As BBC One’s warm-hearted drama drew to a close last night ‘The A Word’ has given us an insight in to dysfunctional family behaviour, teenage angst and a little autism. Here’s what our Family Fund Bloggers thought of the series.Read more

Let’s make nappies for disabled children affordable and accessible

“I don’t know when, if ever, Brody will be potty trained so I can’t start to imagine a time when he won’t need nappies” Laura Rutherford is making it her mission to get supermarkets to stock affordable nappies in larger sizes for disabled children.Read more