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Advice and information podcasts from Contact, the charity for families with disabled children. Covering everything from disability benefits, special education, health and diagnosis, and accessing social care.

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Advice and information podcasts from Contact, the charity for families with disabled children. Covering everything from disability benefits, special education, health and diagnosis, and accessing social care.

    Child Disability Payment in Scotland

    Child Disability Payment in Scotland

    Child Disability Payment is a new benefit being introduced in Scotland to replace claims for Disability Living Allowance (DLA). It's paid by Social Security Scotland.

    Our benefits expert Derek explains what you need to know about Child Disability Payment, how it's being introduced and who can make a claim.

    Find out more at contact.org.uk/child-disability-payment

    • 4 min
    The return to school in England this September

    The return to school in England this September

    This September 2021, children in England will return to school for the first time since many Covid-19 restrictions were lifted.

    In this episode, our helpline adviser Michaela explains the current guidelines schools in England are following to keep children safe.

    You can find out more about Covid-19 and education updates on our website: https://contact.org.uk/covid-education-updates

    And listen to our podcast on tips for starting school: https://contact.org.uk/starting-school-podcast

    • 5 min
    What is Contact's Listening Ear service?

    What is Contact's Listening Ear service?

    Listening Ear is our 1-1 telephone appointment service, where you can talk with one of our family support advisers for a listening ear, reassurance and practical and emotional support.

    But what topics can you talk about and how long for? How did the service come about, and what do parents think of it? And most importantly, how can you book an appointment?

    In this episode, we speak to Noreen, an adviser on the Listening Ear line, who tells us all of this and more.

    You can find out more about Listening Ear on our website at www.contact.org.uk/listeningear

    • 6 min
    Top tips for your child's appointment or stay in hospital

    Top tips for your child's appointment or stay in hospital

    Our By Your Side team provide advice and support in hospitals across the UK to families whose child has an appointment or longer stay. 

    In this episode, our By Your Side Senior Parent Adviser Ruth shares the team's top tips for hospital appointment and stays.

    Find out more about our By Your Side programme: www.contact.org.uk/byyourside 

    • 5 min
    What are annual health checks?

    What are annual health checks?

    Did  you know that everyone with a learning disability aged 14 and over is  entitled to a free annual health check with the GP? In our latest podcast episode, our health lead Amanda explains why it's so important parents take up the offer. And we hear mum Ayesha talk about her experience of getting a health check for her daughter.

    • 6 min
    The Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme

    The Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme

    Updated: 20 April 2021

    Our Family Finances Adviser Derek explains the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme, the government's initiative to financially support people unable to do their jobs during the coronavirus outbreak.

    • 2 min

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james pierce 562 ,

Brilliant podcast!

Great variety of topics covered.

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Fantastic source of information for families with disabled children

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