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.
We are currently able to provide the following services:-
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
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.
Local Network Links. These are disabled parents who are actively involved in peer support and influencing services on a local basis.
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.