Supporting families in Winchester, Hampshire

We work with parents and children who are struggling to cope with family life.

Friends of the Family covers Winchester and its surrounding villages. We offer families a range of support services and friendly guidance to overcome the challenges they face and turn their lives around. Learn more about what we do.

Friends of the Family

Get involved

Gift of your time

Give the gift of time >

Volunteer with us. Your friendship can make a real difference to a family in Winchester

Befriend a child

Befriend a child >

Offer confidential support to a child aged between 5 and 13 and their family

Child swinging

Ensure our future >

Become a member of Friends of the Family. Your annual donation will support the work we do with local families

Fun running

Fundraise for us! >

Contribute to our fundraising efforts any way you can. Every penny makes a difference

Quotes - Winchester charity
  • “My volunteer is a very good listener. We have fun together and I can talk to her about what’s on my mind.”

    Emma, 5s to 13s focus child
  • “The people who make up Friends of the Family became my family when I needed it most and I cannot thank them enough.”

    Kathy, Under 5s mum
  • “Last year I was coming to terms with the fact my past was real. After seeing my counsellor my scars are starting to heal. He has helped me find my confidence and I now look at life differently…. I now enjoy being me.”

    Mike, Support for dads

2016 was a busy year

20
local families supported
160
visits by our befrienders
15
volunteers joined us
270
individual counselling sessions

What’s new?

Browse the latest news and events  to keep up to date on what we’ve been doing recently.