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 24 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…)

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)

Family River Ramble Activity Day

Family River Ramble Activity DayDuring the summer holidays we will be taking a group of children and families for a Richmond River Ramble Activity Day organised by the Thames Explorer Trust. The event will take place on 13th August, (more)

Thanks to Our Social Work Students

Thanks to Our Social Work Students   Over the past year, Westminster Befriend a Family has been lucky to have 5 social work students working with us. The students managed our Homeless Families Project, our Young People's Project and our early intervention (more)

Inspiring Young People

Inspiring Young PeopleOn Friday 30th May 2014, Sir Robert McAlpine Ltd hosted a Young People’s Careers Insight Day event for Westminster Befriend a Family and 15 of our young people and their families. Sir Robert McAlpine Ltd (more)

Kayaking Lessons during the Easter Holidays

Kayaking Lessons during the Easter Holidays A great break on the Thames, for the (more)

'WBAF's fantastic work is my inspiration for running the London Marathon'

'WBAF's fantastic work is my inspiration for running the London Marathon' Hi, I’m Michael Wenger, I’ll be running in the 34th London Marathon on the 13thApril 2014 in aid of Westminster Befriend a Family (WBAF). It has been my long term goal to run in the London (more)

British Land Staff Fundraise on a High Note

British Land Staff Fundraise on a High Note Another big THANK YOU to British Land, whose dedicated staff raised £918 for WBAF, by raffling opera tickets to Puccini’s final opera Turandot at The Royal Opera House. The raffled tickets were worth £158. The lucky (more)

Thank you, Cubitt House...

Thank you, Cubitt House... A massive THANK YOU! to the staff of Cubitt House, who took time out to help run a Homework Club for some of our children during the holidays.  ‘It was a success,’ said Alice Fieldhouse, a (more)

Zumba Nation

Zumba Nation       On Friday 16th August 2013 WBAF volunteers, and Fitness First instructors had a fantastic day out, Zumba-ing on the roof terrace of Cardinal Place to raise money and awareness of homeless children and families in (more)

Local Super Heroes Wanted!

Local Super Heroes Wanted! Are you blessed with the super ability to dance rings around everyone else? Maybe you are the next Chris Froome or Bradley Wiggins? – on a mission to cross the finishing line. If either of these descriptions (more)

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