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Contact a Family London

Our London team offers:

  • Free information workshops for groups of parent carers including coping and support with challenging behaviour, helping your child to sleep, transition from adult to child services and information about benefits.
  • Information about local services, sources of further and specialist advice and support.
  • Information guides on everyday living such as financial help and benefits, accessing help and support, play and leisure activities for families and education, health and social care services.
  • Ways to meet other local parents through support groups, meetings, workshops and events.
  • Free information sessions for professionals working with families with disabled children.
  • Our local services are backed up up by our central services including: Contact a Family helpline for information or advice on any aspect of caring for a disabled child. Our team of trained advisers includes education specialists and a dedicated welfare rights team.
  • We also have the Contact a Family website: Our website offers up-to-date information on hundreds of medical conditions, extensive information on benefits and services as well as a wider range of support, information and advice for families. You can link with families going through similar experiences, download our resources.

Contact details

Contact Name
Debbie Gordon
Contact Position
Administrator Contact a Family
Telephone
020 7608 8774
National freephone helpline: 0808 808 3555
Fax: 020 7608 8701
E-mail
london&southeast@cafamily.org.uk
Website
www.cafamily.org.uk 
Alternative website
www.makingcontact.org 
Alternative Contact
Parents can follow us on Facebook www.facebook.com/contactafamily or Twitter: www.twitter.com/contactafamily as sources of information and links to parents.

Address

Address
209-211
City Road
London
Postcode
EC1V 1JN

Time / Date Details

When is it on
National freephone helpline: Monday to Friday, 9.30am to 5pm

Further details

Client Group
Families with disabled children 0-19.
Referrals Policy
Self-referrals accepted.
Referral required?
No
Language note
Interpreters available on request.
Last checked date
29/04/2015
Record ID
1570

Local Offer

About Local Offer
Local Offer Age Bands
Preparing for Adult Life 14-25
Children under 5
School Age Children & Young People 5-18
Where is the service located and what areas does it cover?

We are based at 209-211 City Road, London and provide services to the London area and nationally.

Who does your service provide for?

We support families with disabled children, no matter what their condition or disability. Age range 0-25.

How can a child or young person start using the service?

Our services are free and open to any parent/carer or family member. We also support practitioners working with families.

How are decisions made about eligibility for your service?

No eligibility criteria

How do you communicate with service users and how are they involved in decision making/planning?

Our services are confidential, Independent and impartial. Contact a Family is committed to safeguarding children and young people and will work cooperatively with other agencies to ensure that any risk to children and young people we have contact with is acknowledged and responded to professionally and without delay.

Who should a service user contact if they want to raise a concern or complain about something?

Administrator Contact a Family 020 7608 8774

Who can a parent carer/young person contact for further information?

Administrator Contact a Family 020 7608 8774 The Contact a Family freephone Helpline is an advice service for parents and family members caring for a disabled child. We also have a dedicated SEN (Special Educational Needs) service to advise families, on any aspect of their child’s education. Freephone helpline 0808 808 3555 (9.30 – 5pm Mon-Fri) email: helpline@cafamily.org.uk or go to our website www.cafamily.org.uk

The Local Offer is a free and impartial service provided by Camden Local Authority. Any service or provider mentioned in this Local Offer, does not represent a recommendation or endorsement of the service or quality of the service provided. You are responsible for undertaking your own checks to determine suitability of the service and provider.

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