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Developing life skills through cooking

Our Cookalong4Families programme, which runs as part of Family Action’s Holiday Hub clubs, gives young people and their families the chance to cook and eat…

Mia’s story: Cooking, culture and COVID-19 – commencing university during a crazy year

Our experiences of COVID-19 have differed significantly, but for one group it’s added further complications to a situation that already…

Gill’s story: how FamilyLine made a difference during the pandemic

Our Family Resilience report with LV= General Insurance shows that despite numerous lockdowns, most families feel they now have stronger…

Helen’s story: managing mental health during the pandemic

Our Family Resilience report shows nearly four in ten people say the pandemic has had a negative effect on their…

A story about pre and post pregnancy, resilience, and a very special space online

As restrictions loosen and our lives once again return to something approaching normality it’s easy to look back over the…

Tanya’s story: struggling with relationships and other family pressures

Our Family Resilience report shows two in five parents say they have built stronger relationships with their children during the…

Heather’s Story: eating together as a family as lockdown restrictions ease

With the children back at school and with further changes to lockdown restrictions planned for the next few weeks, there is lots of talk…
Easter Eggs in a box

How Easter egg decorations brightened up my childhood

Every family celebrates Easter in their own way, but for mum Karin, it always reminds her of childhood in the…

David’s story: how cooking with his son brought his family closer together

Food has a way of connecting people and is often the focus of family or cultural celebrations like birthdays. Despite…