We first met Yeovil4Family in 2015 at the Centre for Social Justice Awards when they won the award that LiveTwice had sponsored. We were thrilled when the charity won and have taken a special interest in their progress ever since. The charity has gone from strength to strength and has achieved so much in Yeovil that they have expanded to other ares in need within the UK . LiveTwice have been so impressed by the amazing achievements and success stories of this charity that we have continued our support and our relationship has flourished.
Yeovil4Family started life in May 2011 in Yeovil to tackle the tide of family breakdowns in the town. The charity works with families to ensure children are loved, cared for and will prosper by encouraging family relationships which are constructive instead of destructive and damaging. By providing volunteer Family Mentors to support every member of a troubled family they are able to demonstrate that things can be different both now and for generations to come. They work with a wide range of families with complex and challenging needs, regardless of faith, gender, race, disability, marital status, social class, age, or sexual preference.
We were so happy to hear that one of the participants of the mentor training course was in a fact a lady from one of the first families in Yeovil that the charity was able to help – when they first met her she wouldn’t even let them in her house. Now many years later, she is ready to give back to her community and the charity that helped her.
The charity has expanded and developed into other others rebranding as ‘4Family’. There are now four programmes running nationally; in Shropshire, Downton (in Wiltshire), Hereford and of course, the first programme in Yeovil.
“I know Yeovil4Family, you work with families with really complex needs, you are working with some of the families at my practice; you do an amazing job!’ A Quote from a local GP
“Brilliant, Brilliant, Brilliant. Fantastic work with our most needy families. Not sure how we would have managed without your support” A quote from a local senior school teacher
Please visit the new website: www.4family.org.uk
Long may their invaluable work continue and we are hopeful that soon families nationwide will be able to access the support they offer.