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We’ve won Charity of the Year at the Third Sector Awards

We’re incredibly honoured to have won Charity of the Year at this year’s Third Sector Awards. Amazing recognition for our…

The University of Essex and Family Action project highlight families’ needs at the front line of COVID-19

The unprecedented year we’ve had has affected us all, and families have seen their limits tested. Our Impact and Influencing Manager,…

Co-production: ways we involve our service users in the work that we do

At Family Action, we are committed to embedding co-production within the work we do to support families. Co-production aims to…

Bingo! Win a day out creating happy memories with Red Letter Days

Win a Family Days Out Experience experience courtesy of Red Letter Days and kick off your summer with some family…

Supporting LGBTQIA+ adoptive parents along the “rocky road” of adoption

We are all exposed to a range of messages and beliefs about adoption, diversity, equality, homophobia and racism throughout our…

Laura, Pandemic Preggo’s story: Maternal Mental Health and the road to recovery

Laura, author of the Pandemic Preggo blog, talks to us about her experiences of having a baby during the pandemic…

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…

Danielle’s story: looking after a new baby as a single mother

Over the past year families have found themselves cut off from support networks of friends and family to differing degrees.…

Delivering a nativity to remember with our Peterborough Pre-Schools despite a difficult year

Children from Family Action’s seven pre-schools have taken part in a nativity show for the past six years. However, this year the traditional performance would be impossible. Here our…

Report out: Our response to the COVID-19 challenge

Our Chief Executive, David Holmes, CBE and Chair of Trustees, Mary Fulton introduce a report on our response to the…

Back to school – low cost, high quality packed lunch inspiration with Bacofoil®

To help us support families preparing to go back to school, we have partnered with household favourite and kitchen helper,…

A new way to manage loneliness as a single parent

Read Zoë’s story as a single mum & founder of Frolo, one of the services we reccomend through our FamilyLine…

Basil’s story: birth and pregnancy from a dad’s perspective

Fathers’ day is a chance to celebrate the men who have cared for us and helped to shape who we…

Siobhaun’s story: my journey from volunteering to employment

Flourishing Babies, Perinatal Support Worker, Siobhaun shares how her volunteer experience led her to the role, and how rewarding she’s…

Jade’s story: pregnancy, birth & Covid-19

Pregnancy and the prospect of giving birth can be an anxious time, even more so during this unprecedented time. We…

Family Action supports HRH The Duchess of Cambridge’s ‘5 Big Questions’ survey on the under 5s

We recently celebrated the end of our 150th Anniversary year with the great news that HRH The Duchess of Cambridge…

Emily’s story: when you’re having a Christmas baby…

Christmas is a special time for all families but for Emily the excitement is doubled by the prospect her baby…

Choosing Christmas trees with HRH The Duchess of Cambridge

Following the announcement that Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Cambridge will become our new Royal Patron, The Duchess joined…

Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Cambridge becomes our Royal Patron

On behalf of the Board of Trustees and everyone at Family Action, I am delighted to announce that Her Royal…

Tanya’s story: an adoptee working in adoption

Tanya, a Project Worker with our Adopteens service, delivered by PAC-UK shares her own experience of being adopted and how…

On our best behaviour? 7 sibling strategies to keep the peace this summer

You’ve all been cooped up together in the house. You’re frazzled. You’ve had too much caffeine and too little sleep.…

Catherine’s story: how I faced depression and my mental health family monsters

Family Action Learning and Development Coordinator, Catherine shares her mental health family monster as part of our series of blogs…

We’re officially 150 years old!

Today we’re celebrating our official 150 year anniversary read on to hear from our Chief Executive, David Holmes, CBE, about…

A Mum’s story: the helping hand I needed

A mother of three shares how she has managed her family pressures and how our Perinatal Support service gave her…

A Mum’s story: Facing your family monsters

A mum shares how one of our Perinatal Support Services and especially how her support worker *Jade has helped her…