Who we are

Family Action transforms lives by providing practical, emotional and financial support to those who are experiencing poverty, disadvantage and social isolation across the country.

We have been building stronger families since 1869, and today work with over 60,000 families through over 160 community-based services. Thousands more are supported with financial assistance through education and welfare grants programmes.

Our innovative services reach out to those in need, we strengthen families and communities, build skills and resilience and improve the life chances of children and adults.


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“Family Action is a forward thinking and innovative partner and has significantly contributed to what we have achieved so far - we are excited about what the future holds.”

Liz Hallam, Deputy Chief Operating Officer, Nottinghamshire Healthcare Trust

What we do


Volunteering at Family Action is a great opportunity to get involved and help us support children, young people and families. There is a range of different ways you can get involved either as an individual or organisation.

By taking part and volunteering either in our services or the wider organisation you will be able to make a positive impact to the people we support and realise our vision of building stronger families.

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Training & Consultancy

Family Action is committed to building stronger families.
We are focused on maximising our impact and we are guided by an ethos of sharing knowledge and best practice so that children and families can look forward to the future and not be defined by their past.

Our Training and Consultancy Services draw on our long history and our depth of practical experience to help all organisations working with, supporting, or employing vulnerable families and individuals achieve this vision.

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Upcoming training