The Coronavirus has hit vulnerable families and young people in Westminster hard. At this difficult time, WBAF is here for families and young people at risk of isolation in Westminster. Our services are now accessible online or by phone, and our team of dedicated volunteers is reaching out to families on a weekly basis to make sure no one is alone.
If you would like to support us at this time, please consider making a donation so that we can expand our services to those who need them most, or sign up as a volunteer – we can provide you with the training you need to make a vital difference.
If you know someone who could benefit from some extra support at this time – someone to talk to, someone to help navigate the challenges the epidemic presents – please consider making a referral, for yourself or someone you care for or work with. If you’d like to discuss your referral, feel free to send us an email and we’ll get back to you: firstname.lastname@example.org
Take care and stay well,
The WBAF Team
What We Do
Our befriending service aims to match trained befriending volunteers with local families in need, to provide them with practical and emotional support in the challenges they face.
Broadening Horizons is our exciting mentoring project which aims to empower young people to achieve their goals in life. We match a trained mentor to a young person aged 13-18.
Mothers' Support Groups
Our weekly support groups for mothers are extremely popular. These last for two hours and are an excellent way for mothers to meet, socialise, share advice and learn something new.
We run occasional educational and leisure trips for the whole family. Previous events have included trips to the beach, educational boat rides and picnics.
Westminster Befriend A Family The Heart of the City
Watch what happens when this tour bus goes rogue!
See another side of Westminster as this film shows a hidden part of the city.
One Family Handbook
Family Befriending Session
Mothers' Support Group Session
A Single Family Outing
6mth Befriending For One Family
Why We Do What We Do
Our vision is to help make Westminster a borough where: ‘All families lead fulfilling lives, free from the consequences of poverty’.
Our mission is to enable families to independently address both the economic and social challenges that they face. We recognise the inter-related needs of parents and their children and aim to deliver a ‘whole family’ approach. We offer support early to prevent families reaching crisis.