Because we all have those not so good days

DOWNTON 4 FAMILY

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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.

Confidentiality

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

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Helen Holgate

LATEST NEWS

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and upcoming events

Seedy Sunday – donation

A big thank you to the Downton Green Group for all their hard work and raising a donation ...
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‘Stretch and Flex’ quiz raises funds

Please see this article that was published in 'InDownton' magazine: Emma Ferguson, who runs New Forest Pilates and ...
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Weddings support Downton 4 Family

Charity Cars are back in action...they are busy with weddings, graduations and birthday teas. They have a few ...
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UPCOMING EVENTS

june

26jun1:00 am1:00 am'Monty', Charity Cars' Rolls Royce is booked for a wedding in Harnham to raise donations for us - thank you!

july

02jul9:39 am9:39 am'DAISY', CHARITY CARS' VINTAGE AUSTIN IS BOOKED FOR A WEDDING IN ROMSEY TO RAISE DONATIONS FOR US - THANK YOU!

31jul1:00 am1:00 amMentor training - dates to be confirmed

august

28aug1:00 am1:00 am'Monty', Charity Cars' Rolls Royce is booked for a wedding in Wakefield to raise donations for us - thank you!

september

01sep1:00 am1:00 amOur online gift shop - back in action

14sep1:00 am1:00 amTrustee meeting