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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…
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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…

Joe’s story: Preparing food… while preparing for the future

Our Creating Happy Memories campaign is all about creating positive new experiences after a difficult year and looking forward to the future. …

Sam’s story: Why my happiest memories are made around my kitchen table

After a year largely spent indoors many of us are making plans for the summer and rediscovering the things we’ve…

Elizabeth’s story: my continuing journey as a foundling

When Elizabeth began her journey to discover her background as a foundling – a child discovered with no identifying documents…

Anne’s story: Securing a school place for a child with Autism during COVID-19

Our Creating Happy Memories campaign focuses on celebrating the resilience we’ve all shown over the past year or so and…

Claudette’s story: How school and our BOSS service supported my family in lockdown

Our Creating Happy Memories campaign is currently celebrating the fresh start we’ve all been given now that lockdown is ending,…

Jay’s story: How my family began thriving after lockdown

Our Creating Happy Memories campaign is all about highlighting the resilience and support our families provide for all of us,…

Ben’s story: The impact of being a young carer

For many of us, childhood is a carefree time where we feel supported by our parents and able to dedicate…