Family Action has been a leading provider of services to disadvantaged and socially isolated families since its foudation in 1869. We work with over 45,000 children and families a year by providing practical, emotional and financial support through over 100 services based in communities across England.
A further 150,000 people benefit from our education grants and information service. We tackle some of the most complex and difficult issues facing families today – including domestic abuse, mental health problems, learning disabilities and severe financial hardship.
These issues have a huge impact on the wellbeing and development of children; and on the ability of parents and carers to make a positive contribution to their community.
We work with whole families to help them find solutions to problems, no matter how difficult, so that they become safer, stronger and more optimistic about their future.
At Family Action we know that families come in all shapes and sizes. When we talk about families we don’t only mean people related by blood or marriage; we believe that families have a right to define themselves. No matter how they are constructed, Family Action is committed to supporting families to realise their potential.
A stable and loving family life is what gives children the security they need to be able to flourish and fulfill their potential. All families face difficulties and challenges and many will find ways to deal with their problems, getting the support they need from friends and relatives.
There are times, however, when problems can seem too overwhelming to manage, and parents may struggle at these times to provide a nurturing environment for their children.
Family Action works to tackle some of the most complex and difficult issues facing families today – including financial hardship, domestic abuse, mental health environment for their children.
Family Action works to tackle some of the most complex and difficult issues facing families today – including financial hardship, domestic abuse, mental health problems, learning disabilities, or substance misuse and alcohol problems.