The past 18 months have been an increasingly challenging time for charities. Many charities are losing up to 45% of their total income as a result of cost-saving across local and national government sectors. Family Lives is working hard to increase donations, commissions and funding from charitable trusts to help us continue our valued work.
Commissioned work in practice
Family Lives provides national support services and face-to-face local work through our 7 regional offices that cover London and the South East, the South West, East Midlands and the North East.
Our work ensures there is a holistic approach to supporting parents and families in need.
8 of our most recently commissioned projects are:
- Supporting family members of gangs.
- Providing play groups to new dads.
- Providing sexual and domestic violence prevention to young people in schools (through our TeenBoundaries project; please visit www.teenboundaries.co.uk).
- Providing one-to-one family support to families who are at risk or have been taken into care.
- Providing specialist support to parents whose children are perpetrators of bullying in secondary schools.
- Online parenting tutorials.
- Setting up volunteer family support volunteer befriending across the country, with each volunteer given a chance to gain a qualification under the Open College Network.
- Tackling cyber-bullying through advice to parents, teachers and young people (through BullyingUK; please visit www.bullying.co.uk).
The commissioning for the above has been received from local and nation commissioners and charitable trusts.
At Family Lives we research charitable trusts to ensure that we match our skills and expertise to appropriate trusts.
We would like to thank all trusts and commissioners for their support, encouragement and dedication to the core values of Family Lives.