DOWNTON 4 FAMILY
Downton 4 Family was founded when a few people who were experienced in being part of families as well as fostering, counselling and pastoral care came together and talked about how difficult all this can often be. We developed a mission to support families when they are having a difficult time to reduce the risk of family breakdown or the need to involve formal agencies. Or to put it simply, to help families help themselves.
We work with families where there is a child or young person under 18 living at home. We are based in Downton where our service extends to the surrounding villages including Morgans Vale, Redlynch and Hale.
All families know that sometimes life can be difficult. We might be worried about our relationships, our finances, our health or just trying to be seen to be coping with everything. At these times we can really benefit from talking to someone. Downton 4 Family are here to help and support you at these times. Our family mentors listen to you so together we can work out if, what and how you want to change things. You then make these changes with our help and support which we offer every week for between 6 months and a year.
People often feel concerned about who will know they are seeing Downton 4 Family. We always talk about this with you and will not tell anyone that you are working with us without your prior awareness.
How do I talk to Downton 4 Family?
Often people, such as a teacher or health visitor, will suggest a family thinks about meeting with us. No one can make you see us – it has to be something you would like to do. If you would like to know more you can speak to someone you trust such as your child’s teacher, your pastor or you can contact us.
LATEST NEWS & UPCOMING EVENTS
The first post Covid market took place on Saturday 17th July. A big thank you to the Hale and Redlynch Transition group for supporting us with the donations for the refreshments coming our way…THANK YOU!!!!
Summer doesn’t get better than that. The Year 6 Leavers Party at Downton Primary in July had all this and more as they kindly raised money for us. Big thank you to everyone who bought ice cream (must have been tough!) and for the Year 6 mums, Caroline, Katie and Sara for organising it. Thank you again!
On Friday 16th July a tea and coffee (AND CAKE) fundraiser was hosted by Pam and Mike Viney in their beautiful garden. A big thank you for everyone who helped and came along to support us. Thank you as well to Chanene Romain, our Redlynch Parish Councillor. Lots more photos available in our events gallery….thank…
Downton couple married last weekend kindly booked Daisy, our vintage Austin, as their chauffeured car. Daisy is part of Charity cars run by Ray and Sue Avery and all donations for this service go straight to Downton 4 Family. If you have a special event coming up and would like a chauffeured car please contact…
A big thank you to the Downton Green Group for all their hard work and raising a donation for us…. THANK YOU !!!!
Please see this article that was published in ‘InDownton’ magazine: Emma Ferguson, who runs New Forest Pilates and lives in Downton, organised and hosted a Zoom charity quiz in support of ‘Downton for Family’ for all of her Pilates clients who have been following her live online classes during lockdown. Emma was keen to support…