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Support groups

Single parent groups around the UK Please note, these events are run by other organisations and are not necessarily in conjunction with Care for the Family. Do you run a single parent support group in your area? Complete this short form to get your group’s contact details listed here. Belfast BT4Brentwood CW13Bristol BS15Bruntwood WS7Harrow HA3High [...]

Festive frustrations

Cathy and Mark Madavan share how to create the Christmas you both want. It’s that wonderful time of year again! Bring on the soft-focus adverts, the wide-eyed children, the candle-lit carol services. ‘Tis the season to be jolly and all that jazz. Or is it? In our experience, it’s often the season of being jolly tired [...]

Micro-cheating: 6 potential signs of digital unfaithfulness

1.Deep Liking This action can give very subtle signs to someone that you may have an interest in them beyond what is appropriate. This involves scrolling through the archives of a social media profile and ‘liking’ things that were posted years ago. This lets the individual know that you’ve been looking through their photos, videos [...]

Weather the Storms

We recently met together at our head office in South Wales with all of our colleagues from across the UK and Isle of Man, as we do every February. These times are so important, not just for relationships, but they also help ensure everyone is on the same page. This year we received feedback about [...]

12 ways to avoid overspending this Christmas

Gorgeously arranged Christmas Instagram photos fill your screens, countless ads of dinner tables overflowing with extravagant food flood your TV and everyone’s gabbing about your mother-in-law’s flawlessly wrapped Christmas gifts. If this is familiar to you, is it any wonder Christmas is one of the most stressful and expensive times of year? The pressure to [...]

Welcomed into the Family

It’s incredible to think that 5 months have passed since Who Let The Dads Out? became part of Care for the Family. Here Tony Sharp, reflects on the highs and lows of being welcomed into a new family, and celebrates the opportunities to support and strengthen families that it brings. Brenda and I have been [...]

The Big Move

February 2019 Since you last heard from us, a lot has happened. Turkeys around the country breathed a collective sigh of relief as Christmas came to a close; shelves in supermarkets have been stacked floor to ceiling with egg-shaped paraphernalia and we at Care for the Family, at long last, have moved to our new [...]

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