Contact provides information, advice and support to families caring for children and young people with disabilities or additional needs.
Our Family Finances Helpline helps families secure extra financial support, ofren money they didnt' even know they were entitled to.
In the last year alone, we've helped families secure an extra £2 million in financial support. That's £5,200 per year per family. That's money they didn't know they were entitled to until they called us.
Families have told us how important our Family Finances Helpline is to them. Like Jenny, who said:
"Before calling the Family Finances helpline, we weren't able to do anything, we couldn't even buy things like school shoes … Now thanks to Contact we're able to pay bills, clear debt, eat better, afford school uniform and shoes for the children."
If you need help, call 0808 808 3555.
Our Family Finance Helpline is under threat
Funding for the Family Finances Helpline will run out in just six months' time. We face the very real possibility of closing this lifeline, unless we can raise the money to keep it open.
Please donate to our Lifeline Appeal today and help save our Family Finances Helpline.
For every £10 you give to our Lifeline Appeal, Contact can secure £130 in the pockets of families with disabled children.