Family Friends

Family Friends

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  • Children / families

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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, Westminster, and Brent. 

We offer two services to the families we support:

  • Family Befriending - Whole family support for families facing multiple hardships which may include, mental health, family relationships, finances, and isolation. Our volunteers meet with their family for a few hours either weekly or fortnightly for a period of 6-12 months.
  • Big Buddies - Our Big Buddies volunteers support young people aged 10-18 for a few hours weekly or fortnightly over a period of 6-12 months.


Family Friends carefully recruits, trains and matches volunteers with families. Volunteers offer long-term practical and emotional support based on each family's unique needs and potential. 

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