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About us

Care for the Family is a national charity which aims to promote strong family life and to help those who face family difficulties.

Introducing Care for the Family

Read our online booklet for an introduction to the work of Care for the Family, and how you can get involved.

The Care for the Family story

For over 30 years Care for the Family has been working throughout the UK and the Isle of Man. We provide parenting, relationship and bereavement support through our events, resources, courses, training and volunteer networks. Our work is motivated by Christian compassion, and our resources and support are available to everyone, of any faith or none.

Care for the Family’s work was launched in 1988 by Rob Parsons. It all started with Rob leaving his job as a senior partner in a successful law practice to set up the family charity from a small office in a room at the back of a hairdresser’s in Cardiff. The first initiative in those early days was a series of marriage seminars. Drawing from his own experiences of family life, and often joined by his wife Dianne, the events were the first of their kind and were immensely popular, encouraging and strengthening hundreds of couples.

Now, a quarter of a century later, Care for the Family has become a national family charity running events and courses across the UK, and creating resources that are used all over the world.

In 2019, the charity moved to the current facility Tovey House on the outskirts of Newport, South Wales. With over 80 staff, Care for the Family operates throughout the UK and the Isle of Man.

Care for the Family is a charity committed to supporting families of all faiths or none. To learn more, read our Statement of Faith.

How you can help

Get Involved


Care for the Family could not exist without people like you. Indeed, most of our income comes from individual support. There are many ways you can support this work – you can find out more here.

Let’s keep in touch, stay informed about Care for the Family’s work through our events, resources and initiatives.

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Order your free copy of Stories of Us, our first edition of the new Care for the Family magazine, here.

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Frequently asked questions

Frequently asked questions



We hope this frequently asked questions section will help you find the information you need as quickly and easily as possible.

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Contact Us

Contact us


You can call us on (029) 2081 0800 or email if you have any questions that aren’t answered in this section.