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Contact - Wandsworth

We are Contact, the charity for families with disabled children. We understand that life with a disabled child brings unique challenges, and we exist to help families feel valued, supported, confident and informed.

To make that happen, we work in three closely linked ways;

  • We support families with the best possible guidance and information. 
  • We bring families together in local groups and online, to support each other by sharing experiences and advice.
  • And we help families to campaign, volunteer, fundraise and shape local services to improve life for themselves and others.

Support we offer: Families can register themselves or a professional can refer you to us.

  • Family Workers are available for families who have children aged 0-19 years to support with any matter regarding their disabled child.
  • Support with Benefits applications– Disability Living Allowance, Personal Independence Payments, Carer’s Allowance, Child Tax Credits
  • Funding applications – helping families apply for grants to help with much needed items
  • Drop ins across the borough
  • Monthly Coffee Morning at Debenhams Southside
  • WAND card applications
  • Blue Badge applications
  • Cygnet and CATS – 7 week Autism courses for parents and
  • 123 Magic - 3 week ADHD course for parents
  • Referrals and signposting to other services
  • Joint working with Children’s Centres, schools, health professionals, education professionals and Early Years services regarding a range of issues including school visits and TAC meetings
  • Access to information about the diagnosis through: emotional support, understanding and an extensive medical directory on our website www.contact.org.uk/medical-information/
  • Workshops for families on a range of topics: Toilet Training, Puberty, Benefits and (Personal Independence Payments) PIP, Understanding Behaviour, Social Stories and What is the Autism Diagnosis
  • Holiday trips and events for families
  • Monthly Newsletter and regularly updated Facebook page www.facebook.com/contactinwandsworth
  • Family Linking
  • Information about what is available to support your family in Wandsworth
  • Access to our specialist education & benefits helpline 0on 808 808 3555 and visit: www.contact.org.uk

  • Contact’s Helpful Guide and Parent Guides on a range of topics

  • Training for professionals on a range of topics.

Who to contact

Telephone
E-mail
wandsworth.office@contact.org.uk
Website
Contact's Wandsworth Office information on Contact's website

Where to go

Name
Early Years Centre
Address
1, Siward Road
Tooting
LONDON
Postcode
SW17 0LA
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Availability

Age Ranges
From 0 to 25 years
Referral Details

Parents can self-refer or get a professional to do it for them – just call.

Other notes

Complaints, compliments or suggestions about this service should be directed to the manager in the first instance.

Local Offer

Description

What is Wandsworth’s Local Offer ?

Parents and carers can contact this service themselves or ask a professional, such as a health visitor, or social worker to help them.  In order to become a member you will need to complete a membership form.

Meetings with parents can be arranged at the Contact offices around the borough or in parents' own homes - whichever is more convenient.

How to complain, compliment or feedback about this service, activity or provider.

Local Offer Age Bands
Transitions to Adulthood (16+)
Secondary (11-16 years)
Primary (4-10 years)
Early Years (0-4 years)

Last updated: 11 Jul 2019

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