Why we're needed

Studies have shown the effects of the lockdown on families include deteriorating mental health and wellbeing, increased stress, loack of structure and wariness of going outside. 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. 

How we're doing

  • In 2019 we helped over 61 families which has impacted on 223 individuals.
  • 100% of families reported improvements as a result of the service with 100% rating the service ‘Good’ to ‘Great’.
  • 153 Shop & Drops and Vouchers have been delivered since March 2020 

Volunteer with us

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.

Parent Befriending

For parents who live in Kensington & Chelsea, Hammesmith & Fulham and South East Brent who have a child aged 0-16 years.

Child Mentoring

For children aged between 10 and 16 years who live in Kensington & Chelsea, Hammersmith & Fulham and South East Brent.

Volunteer Induction Trainings 2021

Saturday 17 April 2021 & Saturday 24 April 2021
10am - 5pm
Near Ladbroke Grove Station
Thursday 22 April 2021 & Thursday 29 April 2021
10am - 5pm
Near Ladbroke Grove Station

Volunteer Support Group Meetings

Next Support Group Meeting on Wednesday 3rd March 2021 at 6pm

There will be a presentation from Kooth on the services they offer to children and young people. Visit www.kooth.com for further information