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Award for Valuing Volunteer Management 2020

Family Lives won the prestigious award for Valuing Volunteer Management in Hertfordshire three times. This award acknowledges good practice in volunteer management. The award is given based on nominations from our volunteers. We were up against a number of other volunteer organisations in Herts and are so proud of all our volunteers and would like to thank them for their nominations.


Family Lives is working in partnership with The Living Room and Relate services with input from the HCC Commissioned All Age Drugs and Alcohol Intervention Service to provide family support to those affected by addiction. Weekly online group and individual support is available to any family engaged in The Living Room recovery programme and can be referred through this link.


Family Lives, CDA Herts and Sporting Enterprise are working in partnership to support students and families attending the Pavilion and Meadway Schools in Whetstone.  Funded by the John Lyons Trust, The All4One aims to support the empowerment of young people to overcome the barriers preventing them from being able to engage in mainstream education through student mentoring, and online 121 and group support for their parents.  

London Borough of Ealing Family Lives Coaching Service

In partnership with Ealing’s Think Family Plus programme, Family Lives volunteer coaching, individual & group support to Ealing families with multiple and complex needs is working towards the 6 key objectives of the national Troubled Families programme :

1. Parents or children involved in crime or anti-social behaviour.

2. Children who have not been attending school regularly.

3. Children who need help: children of all ages, who need help, are identified as in need or are subject to a Child Protection Plan.

4. Adults out of work or at risk of financial exclusion or young people at risk of worklessness.

5. Families affected by domestic violence and abuse.

6. Parents or children with a range of health problems

Our Senior Family Support Coordinator is working with local lead professionals - healthcare, children’s centres and schools, voluntary sector agencies - to increase access to and provide appropriate support for vulnerable families.

For more information please contact Aisha Bello on 07872 507 016 or email aishab@familylives.org.uk