About Family Friends

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.

Make a Referral

If you are a professional and would like to make a referral please see here for more details and then complete our referral form.

If you are a family member who would like support, please see here for more details and then complete our self-referral. 


COVID-19 Information

  • Family Friends are working in collaboration with Kensington & Chelsea Social Council to ensure that everyone we work with and the members fo the public that we come into contact with are able to access information on COVID-19 and vaccinations if they wish to. Therefore, if you would like information on COVID-19 and vaccination access, please do no hesitate to contact us either at fran@familyfriends.uk.com or on 0208 960 9099. 

    The NHS website offers guidance on COVID-19 and you can find information on upcoming vaccination locations here.

    Information on updating your NHS record can be found here. 

    FAQs are addressed here. 

Upcoming this month!

We would love to hear from you if you are interested in supporting us by becoming a volunteer or by running a fundraising event, especially during the run up to our 30th anniversary in 2023! 

  • Volunteer Induction Training is round the corner! Our next trainings are Sunday 19th March and Saturday 25th March. If you are interested in volunteering, learning more and attending the insightful training, email nawaal@familyfriends.uk.com.


  • Get ready for the London Landmarks Half Marathon... Thank you to our runners who have signed up to run on our behalf. We will be in touch with more information! If you have missed out on the opportunity to sign up, but would still like to run and set up a fundraising page for us, please contact nawaal@familyfriends.uk.com.



Watch this space for more upcoming events, or find them down below! 


Volunteer with us

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!

Family Befriending

Big Buddies

Upcoming Events

Tuesday 14 March 2023
6.30pm to 8pm
Volunteer Support Group Meeting - Helping Families with Additional Needs @ FF HQ
Wednesday 22 March 2023
Virtual Lunchtime Information Session - K&C CAMHS
Tuesday 28 March 2023
12pm to 2pm
Family Tea and Chat Session @ The Nourish Hub
Wednesday 12 April 2023
6.30pm to 8pm
Volunteer Support Group Meeting
Wednesday 3 May 2023
6.30pm to 8pm
Volunteer Thank You Event!
Wednesday 7 June 2023
6.30pm to 8pm
Volunteer Support Group Meeting

Interested in our events?


Our groups are a great way to make new connections, get tips and advice, or try something new. You can read more about our varied groups here.