What is Families' House?
Norfolk and Norwich Families’ House was set up in 1994, and was an independent registered charity until 1 October 2012. We are now part of the larger local Break Charity supporting children and their families across Norfolk and East Anglia.
Families' House provides support services to families in Norfolk, assisting
parents in the difficulties they are experiencing in raising their children. Most of the families we support have experienced family breakdown and are finding that parenting separately can be a struggle. We help parents and children work through these issues and find the light at the end of the tunnel!
- We supported 650 families with over 900 children.
- 218 families were supported through our Family Support Service
and our Parent Support Advisers.
- 91 children were supported through our Supervised Contact Services.
To provide services to families under stress in Norfolk. As any parent knows, bringing up children in our ever changing and hectic world can be extremely challenging. Families' House is here to lend a hand of support, in these difficult times, to any parent who feels they need a bit of extra help.
Our key services
The Family Support
Service provides tailored support to families through a range of different projects:
- a Volunteer Befriending Service which provides trained volunteers
to support parents in the home on a weekly basis;
- a one-to-one support service by paid staff to families who are
- a parent support group for parents who have children with
- a weekly drop-in coffee morning for any parent to access advice
from our qualified staff whilst chatting to other parents;
- school holiday activities for parents to enjoy with their children;
- parent and family courses, such as The Joy of Food, Family Learning
projects and Speak Easy training;
- Parent Support Advisers who work in local school clusters.
To find out more about our Family Support Service click here.
To find out more about our Supervised Contact Service click here
is a service that is usually ordered by the courts
when there is a medium to high risk to children following family breakdown. Children come to Families' House to visit family members (normally, but not always, non-resident parents) with whom they have lost contact once their parents have gone their separate ways. We provide this Service in a neutral, comfortable environment, in one of our five contact suites which are equipped with a variety of age-appropriate toys, games and equipment.
History of Families' House
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Trustees and Staff
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Patrons of Families' House
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Friends of Families' House
The Friends of Families' House are a fundraising committee who
hold annual events solely to support the work of Families' House.
If you would like to find out who the members of the Friends are, or more information on past events, please click here.
Company Information and Literature
To find out our Company Information and our literature click here.