Family Friends was set up in 1993 to support low-income families. Through a network of trained volunteers we provide befriending services to families living in Kensington & Chelsea, Hammersmith & Fulham, and Brent. Read more.
Our next Volunteer Induction Training dates are here! Our training days are hosted in-person at our office - right next door to the bustling Portobello Market.
Day 1: Day one of our training will equip you with all the theory and practical skills you’ll need to become a world class befriender!
Day 2: Day two of our training will cover safeguarding, disclosures as well as how to maintain professional boundaries.
If you are interested in becoming a befriender, please click on a blue date below to register your place on our training.
Each training day will run from 10am-4pm.
Send an email to Bragela@familyfriends.uk.com to be included in our MailChimp communications.
Our monthly Volunteer Support Group Meetings are held online from 7pm-8pm.
Dates for upcoming Volunteer Peer Support Meetings are:
If you would like to attend, please contact email@example.com or text her on the following mobile number: 07769 352 674
Watch this space for more upcoming events!
Join us for our monthly walk and talk trips:
For more information and to book a place, please call Alex on 07469885183 or email Alex@familyfriends.uk.com.
Join us for our monthly lunch group at the Nourish Hub, Unit A, Swanscombe House, 1 St Ann's Road, W11 4SS.
Please join us from 12pm to 2pm on the last Tuesday of every month, to enjoy a free lunch, a chance to chat to our family connectors and meet other people.
For more information about the Nourish lunch group, please contact Lucy on 07919184634 or email Lucy@familyfriends.uk.com
Dates for upcoming lunch groups are:
Every middle Wednesday of the month, we run a games group for young people aged 10-18 accompanied by a parent/carer or their mentor/big buddy.
It is a relaxed, friendly group with a selection of games and refreshments available. Young people are also welcome to bring their own favourite game to play and it's a great place to have fin, meet other people and make friends.
If you are interested in this group, please contact the office on 0204 588 8832 - entry is by invitation only
The dates for the games group are:
Family Friends with the support of a very knowledgeable parent is a launching a new group for parents and carers of children and young people who have either been diagnosed with SEN/D or are struggling to be included and supported well at school and in the community.
The relaxed group will run twice a month on a Thursday morning 10.15am to 12pm in the family friends office and will provide a safe, confidential and supportive space for parents and carers to meet up, enjoy refreshments, make friends and support each other by sharing their knowledge and experience. It will be facilitated by an experienced staff member with knowledge of the SEN/D system and a parent. Please just turn up if you are interested or call Lucy on 07919184634 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
The SEN/D group dates are as follows:
Could you be a volunteer? Are you over 18 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 befriender, with support from us all the way. In a recent survey, all our volunteers found the experience to be a rewarding one, so come on-board!
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