Go back a step

We’ve changed our name, look and feel to reach more families sooner!

Thursday 31st August 2017

You may have noticed that our website looks and feels a little different today. That's because we've refreshed our brand and shortened our name to Contact. We've made these changes to help us reach more families with disabled children as soon as they need us and to highlight the wide variety of work we do.

We worked with families to develop our clearer, simpler and more accessible look. We hope this makes it easier for you to find what you need and makes it clear that Contact is here for you whoever you are and whatever your child's condition - just like we always have been.

Amanda Batten, CEO of Contact, explains what prompted the

"We found that our old name was confusing and acted as a barrier to some families with disabled children, stopping them from finding out more about how we can help. So, we decided to shorten our name to Contact - it's pretty much what we do in every area of our work, whether that's putting families in contact with each other or in contact with us for vital advice, support and information. "

As the charity for families with disabled children we understand that life with a disabled child brings unique challenges and can often be overwhelming and isolating.  So, as well as making our website and online information more accessible, we've also developed new look guides and factsheets and a brand new free resource,The Helpful Guide for Families with Disabled Children, a little book with everything you need to know - when you don't know where to turn.

Amanda Batten continues:

"Our new brand aims to bring out the true essence of what lies at the heart of everything we do: families. This is an exciting time for us as a charity. Who we are hasn't changed and the way we work hasn't changed either - we support families, bring families together and help families take action for others. But the challenges families with disabled children face are ever more complex, and the demand for our services is rising. We are determined to reach out to more families and are ambitious about what we can achieve."

The majority of costs for re-branding was met by a generous supporter of Contact's work and with pro bono support from Brunswick PR and a design company, ASHA, who helped us develop the new brand.