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Family Action

Family Action transforms lives by providing practical, emotional and financial support to those who are experiencing poverty, disadvantage and social isolation across the country. They provide free support, help and guidance to adult family members.

Website: Phone: 0808 802 6666 Text: 07537 404 282 Email:

Family Lives

Family Lives is a national charity that works for, and with, parents providing targeted early intervention and crisis support to families who are struggling. They provide free, confidential support services including a helpline, email support and online chat for guidance and advice on any aspect of parenting and family life.

Website: Phone: 0808 800 2222 Email:


Gingerbread provides a wealth of information for single-parent families on anything from dealing with a break-up to going back to work or sorting out child maintenance, benefit or tax credit issues. They also provide a free and confidential helpline, and a forum to link up with other single parents.

Website: Phone: 0808 802 0925

Home-Start UK

Home-Start is a local community network of trained volunteers and experts who help families with young children deal with the challenges they are facing. Home-Start volunteers offer non-judgemental, compassionate and confidential help and support in communities. Local services can be found here.

Grandparents Plus

Grandparents Plus is the only national kinship care charity (England and Wales), dedicated to grandparents and their role in the care and development of their grandchildren. They also provide advice for anyone thinking about caring for a relative or friend’s child full time.

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