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Family Action

We support families facing challenges such as living in poverty, dealing with mental health issues, or caring for a child with a special educational need. Each year we work with over 60,000 families through over 160 community-based projects, providing the practical, emotional and financial support they need to build a brighter future.

www.family-action.org.uk Fundraise for us

0207 375 6911

Registered charity no. 264713

Member since July 2019

About us

We know that families come in all shapes and sizes, but no matter how you define your family, when we have the support of those who love us we’re better able to manage the challenges life brings.

At Family Action we believe in building stronger families, giving families the tools they need to manage the challenges they face and build a happier, safer, and stronger future together.

While the problems they face are often similar, every family is unique. This is key to the support we offer, and no two of our services are the same. Each one is highly connected to the community it serves, working with local agencies such as social services, schools, and health workers ensuring local families get the best support possible.

Our services span the length and breadth of the country and support in many different ways:

• Every day, we provide breakfast for over 300,000 children through a network of 2,000 school breakfast clubs, ensuring no child starts the school day too hungry to learn and is able to reach their full potential, no matter their family situation.

• Our FamilyLine helpline service is available to support any family, with any issue relating to family life available via email, text and phone.

• Giving small cash grants to families in crisis, helping them furnish a new home after fleeing domestic abuse, or getting a fresh start after experiencing homelessness.

• One-to-one support from a Family Support Worker, helping families understand the challenges they face, from family conflict, to mental health issues and disability or ill health and giving them the confidence and skills to manage them going forward.

• Running Children’s Centres in some of the most deprived communities, helping every child get the best possible start in life.