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26 & 27
March 2019


CDP Certified

Innovations for the Future of Independent Living

  • Visitors attend the Naidex show with caption: Europes's largest and most established event for the disability sector
  • Robotic hand giving a helping hand with caption: Shows like this are helping to push the boundaries - Matthew Warnes, Grandcare
  • Amputee man running in the hills with caption: 30% more visitors compared to 2016
  • Image of a tablet screen with caption: Discover the technology that is revolutionising independent living

Contact A Family/SENDirect

Contact a Family is a national charity for families with disabled children. We provide information, advice and support. We bring families together so they can support each other. We campaign to improve their circumstances, and for their right to be included and equal in society.

Our SENDirect service is a website where families of children with disabilities or special educational needs can search for and compare accessible support, activities and services. By allowing families to review services and share recommendations with others, SENDirect connects families looking for services that meet their childrens' needs.

SENDirect allows families to:

-Search for and compare support, activities and services
-Filter their results by what is important to them
-Talk to providers and negotiate adapted activities for their child online
-Buy support and equipment online, or authorise others to do so on their behalf
-Share information about their child and send 'wish lists' of different services they like to people they trust
-'Pin' information they will want to see again to their dashboard (account page)
-Review services and share recommendations with other families
-We launched SENDirect in partnership with eight other disability charities so that families can make informed decisions about the types of services they need for their child.

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