Westminster Befriend a Family (WBAF) provides practical and emotional support to families with children aged 0-16, and teenagers up to 18.

Our Volunteer Family Support Services  improve the circumstances and living conditions of disadvantaged families. 

For 26 years we have been breaking cycles of disadvantage and social exclusion.

If your family – or a family that you know of, living in one of the Westminster wards – is going through difficulties and is in need of support, please contact us  (More…)


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Are you stressed?
Are you a resident of Westminster,
with children, and in need of benefits advice, respite, seeking refuge, or being made homeless?
 If that sounds like you, we would like to help. (More about our Family Support Services…)

Seaside holiday: Sunday August 2 is last chance to donate

Seaside holiday: Sunday August 2 is last chance to donateVolunteeers, Sabrina Rebrab and Syed Ahmad have amalgamated their pages at JustGiving  to  https://www.justgiving.com/Sabrina-Rebrab/     So far, they have raised £1,237.33 of their £4,000.00 target to bring back a sea-side trip to Brighton for WBAF's 250 parents and (more)

Text up to £10 to Sabrina and Ahmed on Regent's Park run

Text up to £10 to Sabrina and Ahmed on Regent's Park run    Help Sabrina and Ahmed raise enough on this tough run to bring back  our sea-side trip for families. Donate £1 - 10 by texting WBAF64 followed by the amount to 70070. The run is on August 2  (more)

Supporters in race to bring back our seaside trip

Family support volunteer, Sabrina Rebrab and her colleague, Sayed Ahmad, are to take part in a 10k race in a bid to revive our hugely popular annual day trip to Brighton. The two are running for (more)

WBAF adds 'spice' to volunteering with Time Credits

WBAF adds 'spice' to volunteering with Time Credits     Credit voucher from Westminster Time Credits     We're delighted to have joined forces with Westminster Time Credits, supported by the Spice organisation, to offer rewards to our volunteers. Now, if you give an hour of time to your (more)

Join us as a trustee

Westminster Befriend a Family is seeking new trustees – including a Chair of Trustees – to support us as we continually develop the reach and impact of our services.  We are looking for motivated and committed trustees (more)

Volunteers entered for UCL award

We have nominated three of our University College London volunteers for the UCL Community Contribution Award and the Team London Awards. The Awards aim to celebrate and reward outstanding achievements by current UCL students in a (more)

Our volunteers are nominees for LSE Volunteer of the Year

Our volunteers are nominees for LSE Volunteer of the YearThree of our brilliant volunteers were nominees for the annual volunteering award by the London School of Economics Careers' Volunteer Centre at a ceremony last week. All three were nominated by our volunteer organiser, Emmanuel Michael, (more)

Well done Jack

            Fantastic news! Our runner Jack Scrimshaw from Sir Robert McAlpine managed to complete last week's London Marathon - his first- in only 3hrs and 22 mins, raising an eye watering £2,689.20 for WBAF. He said : "It (more)

We're M&S local charity of the year 2015

We're M&S local charity of the year 2015WBAF is thrilled to have been chosen as Local Charity of the Year by our local Marks and Spencer in Victoria.               The Cardinal Place store at 10, Victoria Street has announced it will be fund raising (more)

Hundreds of thousands of spectators likely at marathon

Cheer on the 35,000 runners on Sunday April 26, especially Jack Scrimshaw running for Westminster Befriend a Family. http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/JackScrimshaw Beat the congestion by making sure you set off in good time to reach your favoured spectator spot (more)

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