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Families Matter

About us

Families Matter helps families with children aged five to teen years who may feel isolated. We offer timely support to families who may be struggling for a number of different reasons. By walking alongside families we help them to cope and strengthen their family unit.

The project is run in three areas: Farnham, Leatherhead and Walton and is delivered as a partnership between the Diocese of Guildford and Surrey County council.

View an introductory leaflet (PDF)
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How we can help you

We will meet with you and togetherr identify areas where you would like support. We will then with with you to achieve your goals. Out project co-ordinators will helkp you navigate your way through supporting your children and family and accessing local facilities and support. In each of the areas we also run a range of groups and activities tailored to families' needs. If appropriate, we can also provide a volunteer befriender who can offer practical and emotional support or simply sit and chat with you. We will support you until you feel you are able to manage on your own. All our volunteers are trained and DBS checked.

We also work with a range of statutory agencies and voluntary organisations to ensure that you recieve the right support.

 
Activites we run
  • Parent Support Cafés
  • Parenting Courses (including bespoke courses for parents and carers with children with challenging behaviour; pre-teens and teens)
  • Fun activities for the whole family
  • Emotional wellbeing courses (BOOST)
  • Healthy eating courses
  • Holiday Lunch Clubs
  • The Freedom Programme (supporting women experiencing domestic abuse)
  • One to one support
  • Individual Workshops
 
Volunteering & Working with us

We welcome volunteers to help support our activities & courses. We also give further specific training for those who would like to become a befriender. If you would like to know more please contact the project co-ordinators.

 
Get in touch
Carol Robins Carol Robins

Families Matter Project – North Walton

carol.robins@cofeguildford.org.uk

07955 351052

Kelly hewson Kelly Hewson

Families Matter Project – North Leatherhead

Kelly.hewson@cofeguildford.org.uk

07548962881

Jane Voake Jane Voake

Families Matter Project – Sandy Hill, Hale

Jane.voake@cofeguildford.org.uk

07827 567014

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