Around a million families in the UK are raising disabled children

Impact of Coronavirus

Latest updates on how the Coronavirus is affecting our support to families.

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Author: Laura Ashton-Booth

Help and support - Coronavirus

We've collected links to organisations that provide services, advice and other help relating to the current Coronavirus pandemic to families raising disabled or seriously ill children.

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Author: Emily Harrison

Families face uncertainty about re-joining the world while recovering from lockdown isolation

Our latest survey shows families raising disabled children are still struggling emotionally and financially six months after lockdown began, as well as facing continuing uncertainty about the lifting of restrictions due to their children’s health vulnerabilities.

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Author: Laura Ashton-Booth

News

  • Coronavirus Appeal

    Coronavirus has had a devastating effect on families raising a disabled or seriously ill child. Support services disappeared overnight. Families have struggled to make ends meet, facing a loss of income and rising costs to care for their child. We need your help to support families like Elijah's. Read more

  • Minister outlines support for children with SEND during lockdown

    Vicky Ford MP has written a ministerial letter to families and those supporting children and young people with SEND outlining the support available with the new national restrictions now in effect in England. Read more

  • Families face uncertainty about re-joining the world while recovering from lockdown isolation

    Our latest survey shows families raising disabled children are still struggling emotionally and financially six months after lockdown began, as well as facing continuing uncertainty about the lifting of restrictions due to their children’s health vulnerabilities. Read more