Counting The Costs Survey
Contact (formerly Contact a Family) are asking families raising children or young people with additional needs to complete their bi-annual Counting The Costs survey.
Two years ago they found there was a sharp rise in the number of families with disabled children going without heating and food. This was leading to too many disabled children and their families suffering ill health. As a result of the research the campaign achieved a number of improvements.
Responses to the survey will give Contact a unique snapshot of families' current financial situation a decade on from when it started in 2008 and whether it is getting better or worse.
By filling out the survey you will be helping to raise awareness and campaign for change - particularly as cuts to benefits continue to hit families with disabled children hard.
Contact wants to ask as many families as possible to complete the survey and help them build that true picture by completing the survey which should not take more than 15-20 minutes. The deadline to complete the survey is 18 May 2018. All answers will be treated confidentially.