Department for Education announce plans to review statutory guidance on school transport

In the light of the findings of a new report from Contact, the Department for Education has announced plans to review the statutory guidance for local authorities regarding school transport for children with special educational needs and disabilities.Read more

Parents struggling to afford healthy food for disabled children in Northern Ireland

Our new survey has found that 79% of parents and carers in Northern Ireland have struggled to afford healthy food for their disabled or seriously ill children in the last yearRead more

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