Families Matter

Tuesday, September 25th, 2012

Family Lives (www.familylives.org.uk) is a charitable organisation that has over three decades of experience in helping and supporting parents and carers to deal with family issues that cause stress and anxiety. We are an early intervention and crisis service provider that can support families in confidence, in a number of ways:
– Free 24 hour confidential helpline 0808 800 2222
– Extended support for complex and difficult issues through 1 to 1 meetings
– Personalised email service and online peer support
– Online advice and information on all aspects of family life
– Free local face to face support groups and workshops
– Access to trained and skilled Volunteer Befrienders

For further information or to access any of the support we offer please call our local Stroud Office on 01453 851676 or email admin-glos@familylives.org.uk

Family Lives are looking for Volunteer Befrienders …to help us continue to support families.

The role of the volunteer is to support families on a one to one basis, visiting them in a community setting or their home, learning about their lives and their problems and helping them to find solutions. Volunteers will visit families regularly (usually once a week) to ensure that parents keep in contact, work with other support services positively and have a chance to discuss issues as they make changes in their family lives.

Family Lives volunteers get full training in listening and befriending skills with a chance to gain a qualification under the Open College Network. We also offer one to one supervision which aims to track your development and learning, regular group meetings with other volunteers and regular appraisals to ensure that your experience with us is well supported and enjoyable.

For further information or an application form to become a Volunteer please contact our Stroud Office on 01453 751 676 or email admin-glos@familylives.org.uk

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