Families Matter helps families with children of primary to transition age who are sometimes quite isolated. It aims to offer timely early help when it is needed as this is more effective in promoting the welfare of children. It also aims to strengthen communities by building on a family’s resilience.
Communities Engagement runs three projects in areas identified to be particularly in need of this kind of support and we receive funding from Surrey County Council to deliver services under their Early Help agenda.
After talking to families we support them in the areas identified together - this could be by helping families to access local facilities in their area, providing parenting information and courses, support groups or it might mean, if appropriate, carefully matching the family to one of our volunteer befrienders who can offer practical and emotional support or simply sit and chat in the family home. All our volunteers are DBS checked and receive training.
Farnham – Jane Voake
Walton - Carol Robins
Leatherhead – Kelly Hewson