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…)

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)

London marathon 2015: support Jack

London marathon 2015: support JackJack Scrimshaw from Sir Robert McAlpine is running for WBAF  in this year’s London marathon  on  Sunday April 26. The 26 year old  quantity surveyor from south east London has worked at the construction company for (more)

Meet our social work interns

Meet our social work internsWe have three social work interns spending the year with us on placement: Carol Macphail, Carla De Freitas and Amy Zeglen, a psychology student from Philadelphia, USA. Read about them in our latest (more)

Volunteering at WBAF gave me a new career

Volunteering at WBAF gave me a new career   Fundraiser Ana Toneato reflects on her time as a volunteer Intern at Westminster Befriend a Family.   At WBAF I learned a new career in six months. Now I have started a great new job and have moved (more)

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