About Family Friends

Family Friends was set up in 1993 to support disadvantaged families. Through a network of trained volunteers we provide befriending services to families living in Kensington & Chelsea, Hammersmith & Fulham, Westminister, and Brent. Read more.

How we're doing

  • In 2020 over 61 families benfitted from our befriending and mentoring scheme, 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’.
  • Between March 2020 and April 2021, 254 Shop & Drops were delivered to 136 families reaching a total of 500 indiviudals including 300 children.

Upcoming this month!

We would love to hear from you if you would like to support our charity, run a fundraising event or perhaps are interested in becoming a volunteer.  

For our experienced volunteers, we are recruiting for a task team who will help with short-term/one-off projects such as our current refugee project

Donation requests for: Female winter coats, long tops, shawls, underwear (all sizes), make up, face creams, handbags, bouncy chairs for babies, winter clothes for babies, children’s board games, sewing machine

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.

Family Befriending

Big Buddies

Upcoming Events

Tuesday 17 May 2022
Volunteer Meeting, 6pm
Conference Room, 73 St Charles Square, Ladbroke Grove, W10 6EJ
Monday 23 May 2022
Tea & Chat, 11am-12pm
Online
Friday 27 May 2022
Walk & Talk, 11am-1pm
Kensington Garden Palace Gate (Stop RH), London, SW7 5BB
Tuesday 31 May 2022
SEND Support Group, 10.30am-12.30pm
Holmefield House, 4-6 Golborne Rd, London W10 5PE
Saturday 25 June 2022 & Sunday 26 June 2022
Volunteer Training Session, 10:00-16:00
Conference Room, St Charles' Square, Ladbroke Grove, W10 6EJ
Saturday 25 June 2022 & Sunday 26 June 2022
Volunteer Training Session, 10:00-16:00
Conference Room, St Charles' Square, Ladbroke Grove, W10 6EJ

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.