How we can support you

Find out about our high-quality, trusted information and support to help everyone with cystic fibrosis (CF) live life to the full.

Whatever you’re going through, we have a range of information and services to help lighten the load.

  • Helpline

    Through the Cystic Fibrosis Trust helpline we offer practical support and information for people living with CF and their families. Take a look at the opening hours of the helpline and the issues we can help to support you with, or contact the helpline today on [email protected] or 0300 373 1000.

  • Financial support

    Financial support we provide includes:

  • Student Support Service

    Are you planning to study at university or college? Are you already a student, and need some help with budgeting, or you're thinking about applying for a Disabled Students' Allowance (DSA)? Find out how you can access individual, personalised support through our Student Support Service, to talk through your further or higher education student needs.

  • Support with work and employment

    Need some support to tell your employer about your CF? Want to talk through your career options? Have you got questions about how to balance work and CF? Through our Work Forwards programme we can provide support on all aspects of work and employment to anyone affected by CF. You can contact the Work Forwards team by emailing [email protected].

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  • Connecting with others

    We know cystic fibrosis can sometimes be an isolating condition. You can share your experiences and concerns with other members of the CF community by joining our social network on TwitterFacebook and our Forum.

    For parents and families of children with CF we can put you in touch with a trained parent volunteer who can share their experience of life with a child who has cystic fibrosis through our CF Connect scheme.

  • Travel information

    Cystic fibrosis should not be a barrier that stops you from living the life you want - including going on holidays. Make use of our information on travel and cystic fibrosis.

  • Information resources

    We have a huge range of information packs and factsheets on a number of issues relating to cystic fibrosis. Our information packs cover a number of subjects in depth and can be downloaded or ordered as hard copies. Our factsheets cover a number of issues related to cystic fibrosis, including diagnosis, related complications like bone health and diabetes, CF treatments, nutrition, physiotherapy, the issues associated with living with CF, and preparing for transition.

  • Resources to promote our support services

    If you're a CF professional looking to promote our support services to those affected by CF, we've created a leaflet to show what we have on offer. Download and print the leaflet or order print copies by contacting our Helpline.

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Apply for our grants

Find out more about the grants we offer, from emergency grants for transplant assessments or funerals to health and wellbeing grants to help fund exercise equipment or household goods.

CF Connect

Whatever challenges you're facing, if you need someone to talk to try our scheme for connecting people with cystic fibrosis.


Contact our wonderful helpline team by telephone or email, Monday to Friday, for answers to your questions.

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