Local campaigning guides

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.

Download our legal resource

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Disabled Children's Charter for Health and Wellbeing Boards 

EDCM and The Children's Trust, Tadworth have developed a Disabled Children's Charter for Health and Wellbeing Boards to ensure that the local health and social care system meets the needs of disabled children, young people and the families.

Health and Wellbeing Boards who sign the Charter will agree to meet its 7 commitments focusing on improving health outcomes for disabled children, young people and their families, and to provide evidence after 1 year on how they have met each one.

Take Action now - Send an email to your Health and Wellbeing Board Chair and urge them to sign the Disabled Children's Charter for Health and Wellbeing Boards.


Family Support Census

We want to know about changes to local services and support for families with disabled children across the UK. We would also like to find out how the changes are affecting your family life.

We want to make sure disabled children are a top priority for the next Government. Together with Contact A Family we have developed a Family Support Census - this short anonymous survey will take 30 minutes to complete and what you tell us will be used to shape our campaigning work in the new Parliament. 

The deadline is the 30th June 2015. If you would like further information about the study or help completing the questions please contact campaigns@cafamily.org.uk or 020 7608 8742.

Take action now - tell us how local service changes have affected you and your family