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WBAF Coronavirus Update

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: 

Take care and stay well,

The WBAF Team

What We Do

Mentoring for Mums

Our Mentoring 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 10-24.

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

One Family Handbook
Family Befriending Session
Mothers' Support Group Session
A Single Family Outing
Befriender/Mentor Training
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.

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18 Buckingham Palace Road




+44 (0) 207 828 2765




A Company Limited by Guarantee.

Company Number: 4002287.

Registered Charity Number: 1082452.

Registered in England and Wales.

Exciting new opportunities available

We have two exciting new opportunities available right now. Come and join us and make a BIG difference to a small charity.

Could you excel at being a Mothers’ Support Group Coordinator Volunteer?

Do you have the skills to be a Events Coordinator Volunteer?

You could help us support more families in need across Westminster


Latest News

October – Volunteer of the Month

Jonathan recently went from working part-time as a tube driver to doing it full time. When did you become a volunteer at WBAF? I think it's just over a year…

Recruiting a Mentoring Programme Manager

We are growing and we need an energetic, enthusiastic programme manager to build our brilliant mentoring programme. We support young people aged 10 - 24 in Westminster and neighbouring boroughs…

July – Volunteer of the Month

This is the first time Tom has ever volunteered and he's been with WBAF since December 2019. What’s your official volunteer title?Mentor Why did you choose to volunteer with WBAF?I…

May: Volunteer of the Month

Sherin works full-time for the charity Save the Children and recently started volunteering for WBAF What’s your official volunteer title? I’m a mentor. Why did you choose to volunteer with WBAF?…

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