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History of Care for the Family

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Care for the Family has been supporting families across the UK since 1988.

Rob and Dianne in 2012Care 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. Our work is motivated by Christian compassion, and our resources and support are available to everyone, of any faith or none.

In 1998, the charity moved to the current National Family Centre on the outskirts of Cardiff. With over 80 staff, Care for the Family operates throughout the UK and the Isle of Man.

CFF Staff 2013