Connect Families

Contact us

0145 463 2340

These contact details are for this service. For everything else, email or call free 0808 800 3333.

Connect Families is a free online befriending service connecting parents of disabled children

Man and a woman looking at a laptop together

If you are a parent of a disabled child, sometimes it can help to talk to another parent who knows what you are going through and shares your experiences. 

Is this for me? 

If you are caring for a disabled child, it’s for you. You can use this service even if your child has not been diagnosed.

We will match you with another parent who will chat to you via Skype in the comfort of your own home. 
Each of our volunteers is a parent of a disabled child, trained to support you through the often worrying, lonely and confusing experience.

What do I need?

All you need is:

  • a laptop, smartphone or tablet
  • internet connection and,
  • Skype

You can chat just once or twice, or for a few months. You decide what’s best for you. 

You can get in touch with us using our referral form.