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About us

We are a national charity which aims to strengthen family life and to help those who face family difficulties.

Since 1988, Care for the Family seeks to strengthen family life and help those who face family difficulties. Our work focusses on the UK and the Isle of Man, but increasingly through digital technology, we are reaching a wider audience.

We work primarily in the following areas of family life: marriage, parenting and bereavement. Our aim is to be accessible to every family whatever their circumstances and to create resources and support that are preventative, evidence-based and easy to apply.

Every family and marriage is unique. Parents may have one child or many, be fostering or adopting, be parenting a child with additional needs, parenting alone or apart from their children. Couples may have been together for many years or just beginning their marriage adventure. Whatever the context and circumstances we want to do all we can to support both marriages and families to help them thrive.

However, we also know that on every journey they will experience difficult times as well as the good. Our telephone befriending services are there to support them when the going is tough. In particular, we are aware that all will experience grief and loss during their lifetime. We want to help those who are living with loss to discover hope for the future, and the strength to rebuild their own lives and the lives of those that they love.

Motivated by our Christian faith, ethos and compassion we are committed to supporting families of all faiths or none, with outstanding services and resources.

Couple Support

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For marriage preparation, relationship tips, and help in the testing times.

Parent Support

Time Out for Parents

From birth to the teenage years and beyond.

Bereavement Support


For bereaved parents, those widowed young and anyone supporting bereaved people.

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