Member of the Month // Friends of the Family
Friends of the Family is celebrating 25 years!
Friends of the Family has been supporting families and children across the Winchester district for 25 years. Our aim is to improve the life chances of local children and families who are struggling and unable to cope with day-to-day family life.
The unique support we provide to families and children, aged 0 to 13 years, is delivered through four key areas of work:
- Mums and Young Children – A group offering mums and their young children a twice-weekly professional support service in a safe and nurturing environment.
- 5s to 13s Befriending – Trained volunteer befrienders provide weekly support and friendship to children aged 5 to 13 and their families.
- Support for Dads – A one-to-one counselling service offering reassurance to men who are struggling with their role as a parent.
- Counselling – Weekly counselling sessions offering complementary support and guidance to parents who are engaged with our other services.
The difference we make
Families we work with frequently tell us the positive impact Friends of the Family has had on the lives of their children, the parents and family life as a whole. During 2017 we supported 72 local families, our befrienders made 543 visits and we provided 410 individual counselling sessions.
We would love to hear from you!