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…)
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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)

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)

There were 5 in the bed and the little one said...

There were 5 in the bed and the little one said... Well done to WBAF family worker, Nadine Docherty, who managed to obtain some financial assistance to provide beds, carpets and domestic items for a vulnerable family of five.  WBAF have been supporting the single mother and (more)

WBAF Supports Service User to Achieve her Dream: Getting into University

WBAF Supports Service User to Achieve her Dream: Getting into University One of Westminster Befriend a Family’s service users of over 3 years, Jannatul Chowdry, has secured a place at one of London’s leading multidisciplinary universities: UCL. “At a time when it is harder than ever to (more)

Budget Recipes - Sweet Potato and Chicken Bake

Budget Recipes - Sweet Potato and Chicken Bake If you have a 'Recession-Busting Budget Recipe' that feeds up to 4 people for less than £5 we'd love to  hear from you. Sweet Potato and Chicken Bake (Serves 4) Ingredients: 10 skinless and boned chicken thighs All-purpose seasoning Salt and pepper 1 (more)

Westminster Befriend a Family sets up an account at the Foodbank

Westminster Befriend a Family sets up an account at the FoodbankWestminster Befriend a Family (WBAF) is now a referrer for the Westminster Foodbank. WBAF is working with Westminster Chapel, who set up the initiative, to alleviate hunger faced by the poorer residents of Westminster. Foodbanks (more)

Every Second Counts: People get ready, there's a train a comin'

Every Second Counts: People get ready, there's a train a comin'It’s Monday morning and I have escaped the curse of the crack of dawn blues by way of the sun piercing through my window and blazing its rays onto my face. I find myself in (more)




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