Top 5 Charities for Family Support & Advice

For anyone looking for help and support with parenting or children, here is a list of 5 incredible charities. Remember, it is okay to seek help and to accept it. Whether you’re a parent that’s having a bad day and need to offload (NDPSS is great for this), or someone that needs advice on how best to help your child with their disability. You are not alone ❤

Family Action

As one the leading family support charities in the country, Family Action works with families dealing with complex issues. Their wide range of services are there to support children and families to become stronger, happier and healthier.
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They have recently introduced a new service called National Digital Parent Support Service to support parents and carers that may require support or guidance. Whether it’s something as simple as contact details for your local Health Visitor or counselling, they are there to help. Click on the links below to find out how you can get in touch and use this free service.

National Digital Parent Support service 
Telephone: 0808 802 0222
Text message: 07537 404 282


Home start

Home-Start volunteers help families with young children deal with the challenges they face. They support parents as they learn to cope, improve their confidence and build better lives for their children. Follow the links below for more information.

Forces families
Mental ill health and post natal illness
Money issues
Twins, triplets and many children
When a relationship ends

Home-Start UK
The Crescent
King Street
Tel: 0116 464 5490 


Action for Children

A well-known charity that is focused on providing children the best their life has to offer. They offer practical support for parents/families of disadvantaged children from birth to teenage years. They also have drop-in centres for help with serious problems.

Children & Young People
Parents & Families
Fostering & Adoption

Action for Children

3 The Boulevard
Ascot Road
WD18 8AG

Phone: 01923 361 500 (open 9.00am to 5.00pm, Monday to Friday)



Family lives

Another great charity that is there to help families and children from pregnancy to adulthood. They offer a wide range of service and support to families from all aspects of life. I agree with their belief of happy children come from happy families.

Confidential Helpline
Parent Channel
Parenting Courses

Family Lives
15-17 The Broadway

Phone: 0808 800 2222



Families are all about relationships. Relate is a charity that will help you with a range of relationship issues. From family life to separation and divorce, they offer support and guidance to individuals from all walks of life. I thought I would add this charity to my list because there may be parents out there desperate for help with their teenager and their ever-changing behaviours. They also offer life chats with counsellors!

Family Life & Parenting
Separation & Divorce
Children & Young People
Young Adults
Phone: 0300 100 1234

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