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Check out EDCM's new online campaigning guides for step-by-step advice to local campaigning, video case studies, resources and more.

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Challenging cuts to short break services

In 2015/16 many local authorities are likely to cut funding to short break services. We have developed a legal resource to help parent carers challenge cuts to provision in their area.

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Right from the start: what we want from the next Government

Help us make the next Government address the needs of disabled children right from the start We believe that all disabled children, young people and their families should be able to lead fulfilling lives and be part of their community.

Our new report, ‘Right from the Start: what we want from the next Government’shows that we are still a long way from achieving this.

It highlights that:

● 8 out of 10 family carers are at breaking point because of a lack of short breaks
● 9 out of 10 parent carers are concerned about cuts to local services that they or their families need
● Only 16% of mothers with disabled children work compared to 61% of all mothers –due to barriers to employment including lack of access to childcare for disabled children

Together we can make sure the new Government considers the needs of disabled children, young people and their families’ right from the start.

Share the report with your local Parliamentary Candidates by clicking here.