On this page you will find links to newsletters produced both by ourselves or by other organisations that you may find useful and informative.

Contact a Family

July 2013 e-Newsletter (Benefits special)
May 2013 e-Newsletter
January 2013 e-Newsletter
December 2012 e-Newsletter
November 2012 e-Newsletter
October 2012 e-Newsletter
September 2012 e-Newsletter
July 2012 e-Newsletter
June 2012 e-Newsletter
May 2012 e-Newsletter
February 2012 e-Newsletter
(Includes news about their guide to the new Disability Living Allowance (DLA) claim form for children, being rolled out across the country.)

You can also find a copy of their Rare Disorders e-Newsletter by using the link below.
December 2012
September 2012
June 2012

National Network of Parent Carer Forums (NNPCF) & Contact a Family

Parent Carer Participation Bulletin - December 2012
Parent Carer Participation Bulletin - 'Next Steps’ newsletter - July 2012
Parent Carer Participation Bulletin - June 2012
Parent Carer Participation Bulletin - May 2012
Parent Carer Participation Bulletin - January/February 2012


KIDS National Inclusive Practice Network e-bulletin newsletters, full of news, info and futher links are available as below:

September 2013
July 2013
May 2012
November 2012
September 2012
July 2012
May 2012
March 2012
January 2012
November 2011

National Network of Parent Carer Forums -
Newsletter - September 2011 bulletin

This edition has items including:


  • Participation Grant Update
  • New Contact a Family survey – 'Isolation 2011’
  • ACT Big Study for Life-limited Children and their Families
  • The Low Review (looking into how the mobility needs of people living in residential care are met and funded)
  • KIDS and Mencap Holiday Childcare Survey
  • NHS and Any Qualified Provider (extending patients’ choice)
  • EDCM in association with Irwin Mitchell Solicitors launched a template letter to help families with disabled children to gain an assessment for social care services
  • Invitation to Join the SEC Policy Network


To view their latest B4L newsletter please visit the Bridges for Learning website.

Family Information Zone (FIZ) -Short Breaks Activities Guide
Follow this link to view the latest activity guide which is available on

The IOW NAS Lego Club have produced their first newsletter. Please click here to find out more about their new location and future dates.

Childrens Neurosurgery Safe and Sustainable Review
This will be of interest to you if you have a child that suffers with Hydrocephalus, Epilepsy, Brain Tumours or has sustained a Brain Trauma.

You can click on the above link for more information or download the August 2011 newsletter here. You can view the report from the parent/charity workshops that took place in November 2010 here.

We will endeavour to bring you news of this major Paediatric Neurosurgery Services review as it becomes available.


Parents Voice

Newsletter - March 2011
September 2010 - News Update

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