FAMILY LIFE

Research* shows that the quality of family life is a key indicator for problems later in life.

If you have experienced family breakdown, you are;
75% more likely to fail at school
70% more likely to be a drug addict and
50% more likely to have alcohol problems.

Nearly one in two cohabiting parents split up before their child’s fifth birthday, compared to one in twelve married parents.
Three-quarters of family breakdown affecting young children now involves unmarried parents.
Over the last decade the number of lone parents in the UK has increased from 1.6 million to 1.88 million.
15% of babies are born into homes with no resident dad.


Phil PlayfootListen to a seminar session on Family Breakdown given at the Churches that Change Communities Conference 2012




We strongly believe that the local church is of vital significance in God’s strategy to advance the Kingdom. As the local church tries to reach its community and beyond, it needs to be equipped. We use resources from other ministries. For example, look how well Alpha has served local mission over the last few years.


As we try to meet the needs of those in the community, we can also be equipped by many ministries who have developed training and materials for us to use. It enables the local church to make a tried and tested response to local problems. It promotes the role of the church in addressing social issues in their communities. It avoids the ‘re invention of the wheel’. Listed in this section are ministries and organisations that can help you improve and strengthen Family Life.

*Centre for Social Justice http://www.centreforsocialjustice.org.uk

Welcome to the World
'WELCOME TO THE WORLD' ANTENATAL COURSE
The Family Links ‘Welcome to the World’ programme is an 8-week group course for parents expecting a baby. Delivered by practitioners with specialist Family Links’ training, the programme contributes More ...
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THE LINK VISITING SCHEME
The Link Visiting Scheme aims to befriend and support anyone who is isolated or lonely and who would benefit from receiving a regular visitor. The majority of those visited are older people, but there are no age restrictions applied. You may be asking More ...
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WHO LET THE DADS OUT?
Who Let The Dads Out? is all about creating space where dads and their children can have fun together and is founded on the Christian principle of wanting to demonstrate God's love to communities. Who Let The Dads Out? comprises the Who Let The Dads Out? More ...
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KIDZ KLUB
We started with 60 kids and now have over 600 attending our Saturday Kidz Klub. The 75 minute programme combines all the fast-moving zany antics of Saturday morning kids TV, with a clear uncompromising gospel message. Our prayer is that each week the chil More ...
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ROMANCE ACADEMY
Romance Academy is a revolutionary relationships project that tackles teen pregnancy and underage sex head on. Romance Academy is a nation-wide sex and relationships education initiative run by youth workers licenced to use their material. Their uniqu More ...
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PARENTPLAY
Parentplay is a fun, 7-week parenting course focusing on parents of children under 5 years old. It depends to a large extent on informal, small group discussions followed by parents and children sharing an exciting, messy play-time together. Parentplay fo More ...
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HTB PARENTING COURSES
The Parenting Children Course and The Parenting Teenagers Course were developed by Nicky and Sila Lee, co-authors of The Marriage Book The Parenting Book and The Marriage Book. They have been married for over thirty years, have four children, 3 grandchild More ...
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HTB MARRIAGE AND MARRIAGE PREPARATION COURSES
Help couples grow closer and build a heathy relationship that will last a lifetime. The Marriage Course. A seven session course listening to practical talks that are informative and fun, either given live or played on DVD. There is never any group work an More ...
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FAMILY LINKS
Parenting Puzzle. The Nurturing Programme (Parenting Puzzle) provides simple, effective tools to help adults and children understand and manage feelings and behaviour: improves relationships; using many positive discipline strategies and relationship sk More ...
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FAMILY CARING TRUST
The 'Noughts to Sixes', 'Fives to Fifteens', 'Teenagers' parenting programmes. For over a decade, the Trust's resources have been the most popular parenting materials in Britain and Ireland - over half a million parents have experienced at least one of More ...
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DIVORCE RECOVERY WORKSHOP
Divorce Recovery Workshop is a self-help course that will help people deal with the emotional trauma of a relationship that has broken down. The workshop is six, two hour sessions usually run over six evenings at weekly intervals. Attending the wo More ...
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CARE FOR THE FAMILY PARENTING COURSES
21st Century Parent, Parenting in the Teenage Years, Positive Parenting Being a parent can be rewarding, challenge, fun and frustrating! It’s one of the most important job in the world but doesn’t come with an ‘How-to’ manual. For over 20 years, Rob Parso More ...
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CARE FOR THE FAMILY MARRIAGE COURSE
21st Century Marriage. Long-lasting, happy marriages don’t just happen – they need looking after. In the 21st century the pressures on relationships are greater than ever and sometimes we need a bit of extra help. For over 20 years, Rob Parsons More ...
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