We are a national charity which aims to promote strong family life and to help those who face family difficulties.
Since 1988, Care for the Family has sought to promote strong family life and help those who face family difficulties. Our work has been focused on the UK and the Isle of Man, but increasingly through digital technology, we are reaching a wider audience.
We focus primarily on the following areas of family life: marriage, parenting and bereavement. Our aim is to be accessible to every family whatever their circumstances and to create resources and support that are preventative, evidence-based and easy to apply.
Every family and marriage is unique. Parents may have one child or many, be fostering or adopting, be parenting a child with additional needs, parenting alone or apart from their children. Couples may have been together for many years or just beginning their marriage adventure. Whatever the context and circumstances we want to do all we can to support both marriages and families to help them thrive.
However, we also know that on every journey they will experience difficult times as well as the good. Our telephone befriending services are there to support them when the going is tough. In particular, we are aware that all will experience grief and loss during their lifetime. We want to help those who are living with loss to discover hope for the future, and the strength to rebuild their own lives and the lives of those that they love.
Motivated by our Christian faith, ethos and compassion we committed to supporting families of all faiths or none, with outstanding services and resources.
Care for the Family’s work was launched in 1988 by Rob Parsons. It all started with Rob leaving his job as a senior partner in a successful law practice to set up the family charity from a small office in a room at the back of a hairdresser’s in Cardiff. The first initiative in those early days was a series of marriage seminars. Drawing from his own experiences of family life, and often joined by his wife Dianne, the events were the first of their kind and were immensely popular, encouraging and strengthening hundreds of couples.
Care for the Family Mission rep’ is Robin Humphris.
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