Facing life alone is hard, and when you feel there is no one there to support you it is a scary place to be. Therefore, at Safe Families we offer support, hope and belonging to improve the lives of those in our communities. We link children, young people and families with local volunteers who can offer them help and support and we are currently looking for Befriending/Companionship Volunteers.
Plymouth Council has partnered with charity Safe Families in order to help and support families in and around the Keyham area.
We are looking for volunteers to be a friend to a family who don’t have a support network. It could be providing a listening ear and reassurance to a parent, or offering to spend time with children or young people.
Offering this support can make a big difference – just knowing that there is someone there who is able to listen and able to cheer you on as a parent. Take a look at this story from Emma to see the difference a Family Friend can make.
Alternatively you could be a host home for a child – offering to host a child overnight to give the family some breathing space and parents some much needed time to rest. Have a look at this story from Tam https://safefamilies.uk/tams-story/ to see the difference that Host Homes can make.
Safe Families offers all the training and support you will need to offer hope and connection to families.
If you think you would be able to offer this type of support and connection to a family in Keyham and the surrounding area please get in touch by clicking on the button below. You can make a difference in the lives of children and families through offering hope and connection.
We are currently recruiting for Family Friends & Host Families
Family friends work directly with families to provide support. Giving simple advice and support to parents and children when they need it most, enabling parents to feel less isolated.
Host families open their homes to look after children for a night or two, up to a couple of weeks. This allows a regular break or space to support families dealing with issues or challenges.