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Why giving back this Christmas is a tradition worth starting

Our new  Make Theirs Magic Christmas calendar contains 31 ideas to kick-start new traditions this Christmas, as well as rekindle or revitalise existing ones. As we covered in an…

Managing money this Christmas

  We know that the pressure to have a “perfect” Christmas can cause many difficulties for families. Money worries are…

How to manage expectations of children at Christmas

No family is an island and children are exposed to a range of views about what Christmas should mean to…
Three sisters playing a board game at a table during Christmas

Why Family Action is focusing on Christmas traditions for families this year

It’s ironic, but this Christmas we’re doing something different by focusing on things that stay the same. We are exploring the comfort Christmas can…
Teenage girl looking at her phone and smiling. There are Christmas lights dimly

How to connect with teenagers this Christmas

When talking to families about their thoughts and feelings about the upcoming festive season, we spoke to a number of parents who were concerned about engaging their teenage children in…

Volunteering – how helping others can help you

As a charity supported by nearly 600 volunteers across the country, we’re keenly aware of how important they are to…
Woman in a pink shirt, holding pen, listening and counselling a teen girl

What I learned from volunteering at Family Action

Working as a volunteer for our FamilyLine service attracts a wide variety of people with a range of skills; the only real…
A Family Action FOOD Club volunteer smiling and holding a basket of food

Karen’s story: A passion for volunteering with food

Our Food on our Doorstep (FOOD) clubs are popular with their members for good reason as they provide good quality food for…