Family life today is complicated and Parentline Plus understands. We’re the leading national charity providing help and support to anyone caring for children – parents, grandparents, step-parents, relatives – for families living together as well as apart.
We get calls from parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles, brothers, sisters, neighbours and friends who all want the same thing - to try and make things better. Many callers get in touch with us when they are at the end of their tether and feel like they can't cope anymore. Sometimes callers are embarrassed about asking for help but they soon find that just talking things through can really make a difference. If you have a problem, don't wait until you feel things get out of control.
It is not unusual to feel you need help with a problem. Even with support from family or friends, you may feel they are just too close to help or understand you. Maybe you just don’t ever really feel heard. We provide help and emotional support by listening to all your family problems.
Many parents need help, friendship, advice or support during those early years when children are young. There is no rulebook for raising a family and sometimes it can seem overwhelming, particularly if your family is going through difficult times. Help is at hand. We support any family who needs us, as long as they have at least one child under five.
A unique local network for Mums (or Dads), offering a wealth of information on both a national and local level. Once registered, you can access details for all kinds of local resources, from child-friendly cafes to childminders, places to go etc.
Gingerbread is the charity which works nationally and locally, for and with single parent families, to improve their lives. We achieve change by championing their voices and needs and providing support services.
Our mission is to improve the lives of children by working with and for all grandparents especially those who have lost or are losing contact with their grandchildren because of divorce, family feud or other problems., are caring for their grandchildren on a full time basis or have childcare responsibilities for their grandchildren.
New Family Social promotes the care and upbringing of children by LGBT adopters and foster carers by allowing these families to socialise and share support in a safe environment. It helps to create a wide pool of adopters and foster carers by raising awareness and encouraging and supporting adopters and carers, and by promoting their utilisation and fair treatment. It also works to advance public awareness and acceptance of these families in the interest of the growing number of children being cared for by them.
Stonewall works to achieve equality and justice for lesbians, gay men and bisexual people. We do this in a number of different ways: by carrying out research, developing ideas and policy that remove discrimination and improve the lives of lesbians, gay men and bisexual people. By Challenging the underlying cultural and attitudinal values that allow discrimination to flourish. Changing cultures and attitudes to positively value diversity and providing information because well-informed individuals and institutions are better able to recognise how rights and responsibilities should be exercised.
Since 1985 PACE services have continually developed, now working with lesbian, gay and bisexual women, gay and bisexual men, trans people and those exploring their sexual or gender identities. We are continually striving to meet the changing needs of the LGBT communities, and our professional and experienced staff and volunteers now offer a range of holistic support services.
Pink Parents offer a range of support services and social activities for all Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transsexual families, whether you are considering parenting, have grandchildren, are fostering or adopting or are an Uncle or Aunty, PinkParents can offer you support and a place to meet new friends.
If you're a gay man or a lesbian, it doesn't mean you have to go through life without having a family of your own. The options available to potential gay and lesbian parents are wider now than ever before.