Families Matter is a local project in the North Farnham area managed by the Communities Engagement Team of the Diocese of Guildford. This is a response by the local churches to support and strengthen families in their local community.
Families Matter helps local families of school age children who are sometimes quite isolated by carefully matching them to a volunteer befriender who can come alongside them and help in practical ways.
Our befrienders come from all age groups and have a real passion for helping people; depending upon the family this could be helping families to access local facilities in their area such as youth groups and the Children’s Centre, going out for a coffee together, providing moral support, or simply sitting and chatting at the family home.
For many people, being befriended changes their lives and for the befriender it’s an opportunity to help people in practical ways that demonstrates God’s love.
Training and ongoing support is given and if you would like to know more about befriending and Families Matter please contact Jane Voake the Families Matter Coordinator.