Disabled Parents Network (DPN) is a national organisation which aims to increase society’s acceptance of disability in parenthood and provide support information and advice to disabled parents and their families.
Our vision is of a society in which people with a disability or long-term health challenge can freely aspire to be parents and enjoy a full and rewarding family life with their partners and children. In disabled parent families, children are free to enjoy their childhood. Health, social care and education services are easy to access and disabled parent families routinely receive the support they need.
We are here for all parents with a disability or long-term health challenge, helping disabled parent families to access appropriate support and grow in knowledge and self confidence.
We currently provide the following services:-
Support Service – if you have a question or need some support you can contact our support service by phone or email. Our confidential service provides information, support and advice to parents and parent-to-be with a disability or long-term health condition, their friends, families, supporters and professionals working with them. Leave a message and we will respond as quickly as we can.
Advocacy Service – We are working closely with Birmingham’s Disability Resource Centre to provide an advocacy service to disabled parents in the Birmingham area. Please contact us for more information on this service.
Peer Support Register. It can be very helpful to have another parent to turn to for friendly, informal support and advice. We can put you in touch with disabled parents who have a similar disability, or live in a similar part of the country. Please note you need to be a member of DPN to use this register (click here for a membership form).
On-line Forum. Many disabled parents are also active and happy to share ideas / offer support through our online Forum. This is free to join and gives an opportunity to share ideas or offer support. (click here to join).
Local Network Links. These are disabled parents who are actively involved in peer support and influencing services on a local basis. To find out about links in your area please contact us.
Information. DPN has a variety of resources that may be of use. Please see our Publications page for more details. All our materials are free to disabled parents.
DPN is an independent charity which is non-political and non-partisan and is not and will not become tied to any council or government body.
To view our strategic plan click here
To read our vision and mission statement please click here
To view our latest audited accounts and financial statement click here