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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.

    Returning to school after lockdown in England

    Returning to school after lockdown in England

    Some of you may be worried about your child going back to school for many reasons. In this episode our education adviser Michaela discusses some of the common concerns we've heard from parents about returning to school and offers some information and  advice to help prepare.

    • 7 min
    New rules in Scotland extending Disability Living Allowance to age 18

    New rules in Scotland extending Disability Living Allowance to age 18

    From 1 September 2020, children in Scotland will not be expected to move from Personal Independence Payment (PIP) to Disability Living Allowance (DLA) until age 18. Listen to our benefits expert Derek Sinclair explain what these new rules mean for families.

    • 3 min
    The Disabled Children's Partnership lockdown survey and Contact's new services

    The Disabled Children's Partnership lockdown survey and Contact's new services

    In May, over 4,000 of you shared your experience of lockdown, in response to the Disabled Children's Partnership survey. In this podcast, we talk to Contact's Campaign Manager Una Summerson about what we learnt from the survey and how the results are driving our campaign work. Una also tells us about some new services Contact is running to help families through the pandemic.

    • 6 min
    Working Tax Credits & Coronavirus

    Working Tax Credits & Coronavirus

    Our family finances adviser Derek explains temporary changes to the rules around working hours and Working Tax Credit during the Covid-19 pandemic.

    • 2 min
    The Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme

    The Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme

    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.

    • 3 min
    The Coronavirus Self Employment Income Support Scheme

    The Coronavirus Self Employment Income Support Scheme

    Listen to our Family Finances Adviser Derek explain the government's scheme to help self-employed workers through the coronavirus outbreak in the UK.

    • 3 min

Customer Reviews

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3 Ratings

james pierce 562 ,

Brilliant podcast!

Great variety of topics covered.

Danielle Tally ,

Fantastic source of information for families with disabled children

Great resource for parents :0)

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