Contact a family has recently opened up a new virtual drop in centre within second life.

Contact a Family is a government funded initiative. They have embraced the platform and created a digital office for the parents of disabled children. The office opening times are 10am-4pm, Monday to Friday. However resources and information can be accessed out of hours. It allows parents of disabled children who are often homebound to meet and interact in real time through their avatars.

Contact a family have embraced the full social media spectrum with accounts and applications on Facebook, MySpace and Bebo, Youtube, Twitter and its own network,