Life today is full of pressures. Parenting is a challenging job and growing up in an inner city can be tough. Parents can feel low, vulnerable, confused about how to move forward or swamped by responsibilities. This can have a knock on effect on their children, affecting their education, self esteem and career prospects in later life. Through our respect, encouragement and support, families discover their strengths, resolve difficulties and build on their coping skills.
Family Friends has launched a special programme for families affected by the Grenfell Tower fire, either directly or indirectly. The free programme will give extra support to families this summer and autumn. Family Friends will match a reliable, trained, screened and supervised volunteer to a family, who will provide 3 months of practical and emotional support in the family’s home. The programme offers 2 or 4 hours of support each week.
Could you be a volunteer? Are you over 23 and available to spare two hours each week to support a family? We welcome volunteers from all backgrounds who are ready to use their life experiences to become a friend or mentor and we’ll support you all the way. In a recent survey, all our volunteers found the experience to be a rewarding one.
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