Because we all have those not so good days


Our History

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.

Helen Holgate

Programme Leader

Helen Holgate



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Coronavirus Update – March 2020

In line with government advice Downton 4 Families will be stopping all non-essential contact. We will not be ...
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Brides support us by booking Daisy and Monty for this year’s wedding season…

Daisy, our vintage Austin, and Monty, our Rolls Royce along with chauffeur Ray are being booked for weddings ...
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07aug1:00 am1:00 am'Monty', Charity Cars' Rolls Royce is booked for a wedding in Wakefield to raise donations for us - thank you!

22aug1:00 am1:00 am'Daisy', Charity Cars' vintage Austin is booked for a wedding in Rownhams to raise donations for us - thank you!


15sep1:00 am1:00 amTrustee meeting

19sep1:00 am1:00 am'Daisy', Charity Cars' vintage Austin is booked for a wedding in Winterbourne Stoke to raise donations for us - thank you!


01oct1:00 am1:00 amMentor training - dates to be confirmed