What a summer holiday means for families raising disabled or seriously ill children

Most of us look forward to getting away from it all for a few days over the summer. For parents whose children are disabled or have a serious health condition, this might be the first break they’ve had from being a full-time carer in a long time.Read more

New campaign highlights everyday challenges for disabled children and their families

The Disabled Children’s Partnership, of which Family Fund is a member, today launches a new campaign, Secret Life of Us, which highlights the day-to-day lives of disabled children, young people and their families.Read more

Do you need a Carers Assessment?

A number of parents have told us they didn’t know about carer’s assessments, or have been told they cannot ask for one.Read more

What makes you happy?

This World Autism Awareness Day, we asked our families what makes their children happy.Read more

Unprecedented coalition of UK charities unite to tackle inequality for disabled children and their families

The UK’s leading children’s charities, including Family Fund, will fight for better health and social care for disabled children, young people and their families under the newly-formed Disabled Children’s Partnership.Read more

Statement on Family Fund funding in Wales

We have received several queries relating to the current #4000families campaign led by Carers Wales, Contact a Family Cymru and Learning Disability Wales, which asks the Welsh Government to reconsider changes to the funding of Family FundRead more

Department for Education announces £81 million commitment to support Family Fund

The Department for Education has confirmed that it will maintain its £27.3 million annual funding for Family Fund for three years from 2017-18.Read more

Lenehan review of residential special schools and colleges

Independent review looking at the experiences of children and young people attending residential special schools and colleges in England.Read more

Online resources

We have put together a collection of useful resources to help you to make the most of the internet, and to stay safe online.Read more

New report warns of the child health gap based on wealth

New report from Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health on child health outcomes.Read more