Westminster Befriend a Family

A charity with the aim of breaking cycles of disadvantage and social exclusion, promoting family cohesion, well-being and achievement. Provides family support solutions for a wide range of issues by means of volunteer befriending, mentoring and advocacy, support and professionally led recreational activities.

Westminster Befriend A Family offers services for families living in Westminster with children aged 0 - 18 years.

They recruit, train and support volunteers to befriend individual families and visit them regularly in their homes. The volunteers can help families where a parent is disabled or has mental health problems, or a child has special needs.

For children who have caring responsibilities, befriending by a volunteer can provide regular time (usually visiting once a week) to go out and have fun and pursue learning activities, such as playing football, martial arts, swimming, going to a museum or library.

Provides weekly drop-in and advice services covering areas such as:

  • Debt
  • Benefits
  • Training
  • Housing
  • Health
  • Improving confidence and self-esteem
  • Communication skills
  • Completing forms
  • Positive thinking
  • Business skills
  • Life coaching
  • Motivational talks

We work with families who are homeless or in temporary accommodation, refugees, asylum seekers and recent migrants.

Families can refer themselves directly to the service.

Currency of information: 
March 2015
3rd Floor, 34 Buckingham Palace Road
Post Code: 
020-7828 2765
020 7963 9132 (drop-in appointments)
020-7000 1223

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