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

Funding confirmed for disabled children in Northern Ireland

Northern Ireland Health Minister Simon Hamilton today announced that the Department of Health, Social Services and Public Safety will provide £1.57 million to Family Fund in 2016/17 to support families raising disabled or seriously ill children.Read more

Raising Funds with Argos

HMS President is kindly hosting a Family Fund charity dinner on 23 March, sponsored by Argos for Business.Read more

New Charity of the Year Partnership

Student accommodation provider, Kexgill has announced Family Fund as their Charity of the year for 2016/17. Kexgill are an award winning company providing accommodation services to students in nine locations across the North of England for over 36 years.Read more

Tumble Dryer Repairs

There have been reports in the media of Whirlpool repairing a selected line of Hotpoint/Indesit tumble dryers. If your family have been affected please read the following information:Read more

Disabled children missing out on play opportunities vital to their development

New research reveals nine out of ten parents of disabled children say their child does not have the same opportunities to access play compared to non-disabled children.Read more

Funding secured for families raising disabled children in Wales

Family Fund has been awarded £1.5 million over three years from 2016/17 to support our grant and information programme in Wales. This will mean changes to our grant scheme from April onwards.Read more

Department for Education confirms renewed funding for Family Fund as part of £80 million SEND package

Funding for Family Fund’s work in England has been confirmed for 2016-17 as part of an £80 million pound package to help improve opportunities for thousands of children with special educational needs and disability.Read more