At the NPI we have a passion and vision to see the local church across the UK support and empower families. If you are a church leader, keen to find out how to help strengthen families in your community, please get in touch with us, as we would love to speak to you!
Below are some of the organisations we think do a brilliant job of partnering with churches to meet the needs of families in communities across the nation. If you want to read more on how churches can support families, please visit our blog for church leaders.
Restored is an international Christian Alliance working to transform relationships and end violence against women. They have created a resource specifically to help church leaders in this area called 'Ending Domestic Abuse: A Pack for Churches'. Find it here.
Safe Families for Children is a charity that works with 30+ Local Authorities across the UK, with a heart to support families, children and care leavers. Support is provided primarily through volunteers from local churches. Find out more here
TLG are a Christian charity committed to reaching out to some of the most vulnerable children in the UK, through the local Church. With expertise in school exclusions, emotional wellbeing and holiday hunger, TLG is one of the fastest growing children’s charities. They support young people through their education centres, early intervention mentoring and ‘Make Lunch’ movement – a response to the holiday hunger experienced by many children and young people across the UK. Find out more here
Parent Buddies is a one-to-one listening service, delivered through churches and other organisations to support and enhance the well-being of parents and carers. Volunteers are trained to listen to parents/carers and signpost them to specialist services when required. Currently, Parent Buddies training is available in Bristol and South Gloucestershire. Find out more here
Growbaby was set up by Kingston Vineyard Church and groups can now be found all over the country. The aim is simple: to provide good quality, new and second-hand baby clothes and equipment (up to five years) completely free of charge to anyone who needs it - regardless of their income, background, or faith. We think it's fantastic and recommend visiting their website to find out more.
The vision of Kids Matter is to see every child in need raised in a strong family. They do this through engaging local churches to equip parents and carers facing disadvantages with "confidence, competence and community", to enable their children to thrive. Find out more about their fantastic parenting programme and the opportunity for church partnership here
Fegans is a charity working holistically with children and families through counselling and supporting parents. They have a huge amount of resources on their website, many of which would be useful to churches looking at ways to support families in their community.
Bereavement signposting charity, At a Loss, have lots of really useful resources on their website. Find out more here
Loss and Hope is a growing movement to help churches across the UK support the bereaved. There are lots of resources on their website, which can be found here
The Restored Lives course supports and empowers people to move forward from divorce and separation, or the breakdown of any serious relationship, to live a full life, free from past issues. Find out more here