We use research to create research reports on specific topics and challenges. These reports provide a valuable source of information and experience from the families we support.
Window to our world
A picture can be worth a thousand words and family photos capture treasured moments. The sometimes joyful, sometimes messy, reality of family life. Our Window to our world photovoice project share experiences of enjoying time together as a family raising disabled children.
Additional family costs for meeting the everyday needs of children on the autism spectrum
Children on the autism spectrum and their families face high financial costs. This study helped us gain a greater understanding of those costs and the pressure they place on families.
To help us understand, and track, the changing needs and challenges families on low-incomes are facing to raise disabled children, we undertake a quarterly family poll.
Seen, heard, included – Family Fund project report.
A report informing the design and development of Scottish Government policy: what matters to disabled children and young people and their families?
Mealtimes for all
As part of our partnership with McCain, we did research into the barriers families raising a disabled, or seriously ill, child face to spending quality family moments together. The report shows the negative impact of the coronavirus pandemic on families' quality time together.
As part of our partnership with McCain, we did ‘raising kids’ research to better understand the challenges families raising disabled children face compared with families raising non-disabled children.
The cost of caring
Our research shows that UK families raising disabled, or seriously ill, children and young people are now facing serious financial jeopardy and struggling to survive, due to the scale of the cost-of-living crisis.
Educational, health and care plans
One of the things families raising a disabled child say they are most concerned about is their children’s education. As part of our ongoing relationship with the Department for Education , we have included topical questions about family’s experiences of education, health and care plans in England in our regular Family Poll.