Contact: For Families with Disabled Children, is calling on mums, dads and other family members and carers of children and young people with additional needs or disabilities to take part in important research about family finances.

Counting the Costs 2018 is a repeat of their flagship research that has been carried out every two years since 2008. Last time a sharp rise was discovered 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 this campaign achieved a number of improvements.

Responses to the survey will give us a unique snapshot of families’ current financial situation a decade on 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 need as many people as possible to complete the survey to help build a true picture of the current circumstances. This survey should not take more than 15-20 minutes.

The deadline to complete the survey is 18 May 2018. All answers will be treated confidentially.

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