Disabled Children’s Partnership calls for improved social care funding for families

Families of disabled children, backed by the Disabled Children’s Partnership (DCP) are asking the Government to give back the £434 million shortfall in funding for social care for disabled children and their families as part of a new campaign called ‘Give It Back‘. Read more

Child poverty becoming the ‘norm’ in parts of Britain as poverty rises fastest in poorest areas

The End Child Poverty coalition is calling for the major Parties to outline ambitious child poverty-reduction strategies, as new data shows that more than 50% of children are living in poverty in some constituencies. Read more

One in 10 British families only manage one day out together a month

A poll of 2,000 parents by Family Fund has found that families are missing out on trips because of costs and a lack of free time. Read more

Disability charities sign ‘The Snail and the Whale’ story for World Book Day

We've teamed up with other organisations supporting disabled children to create a video, using Makaton, of children’s favourite, The Snail and the Whale, written by Julia Donaldson, author of The Gruffalo, Stick Man and Room on the Broom. Read more

New report shows extra costs for families raising disabled children

A new report from Contact has highlighted that many families raising disabled children are going without essential therapies and equipment owing to the costs involved. Read more

Help for children in crisis

Find out more about BBC Children in Need Emergency Essentials Programme which was featured on their record-breaking show on 16 November. Read more

Let’s make nappies for disabled children affordable and accessible *Update*

“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

Wider support to meet the needs of disabled children and their families

In 2017/18 we provided over 88,000 grants and services to families raising disabled or seriously ill children and young people. Find out just how we did that in our Annual Review. Read more

More than 120 national organisations call on Government to put children at the heart of spending plans

An influential group of over 120 children’s charities and other organisations, including Family Fund, have called on the Government to put children and young people first in its spending commitments. Read more

Family Fund Digital Skills Programme shortlisted for award

Our Digital Skills Programme, which provides training to parents, carers and young people to help them get the most out of their digital device, has been shortlisted for the Family Support Award at this year’s Children & Young People Now Awards. Read more