Making families stronger
WelCare House is a place for local families to meet, connect and support each other. We care about parents and parenting and WelCare House has a long history of being a friendly and open place where parents and children can build confidence, support each other and get advice. We understand the challenges of parenting and welcome families from all backgrounds to WelCare. Parents value our friendly personal approach. We have a longstanding presence in the local community that enables us to provide long-term support for families.
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What we offer
We have a drop-in service for parents who need advice and support or just a place to go to connect with others.
We organise events and play for families, including during the holidays.
We offer targeted support for parents experiencing mental health issues.
We offer targeted support for families caring for the children of prisoners.
Important Changes to the Families Apart Service
Kingston WelCare have been delivering the Families Apart Service on behalf of Kingston Children and families Services since 2009.
As we enter the 2018-19 financial year it is with much regret that we have been forced to close this unique and valued support service to Kingston families and professional. This is as a result of AFC’s decision to withdraw the project’s funding.
We are therefore unable to take any further referrals.
As of April 2018 families seeking local support should telephone the contact centre for:
Kingston Council on 020 8547 5000 and request family support.
Families may also wish to contact Offenders Families Helpline- A national helpline offering information and support to anyone with a relative or a friend in prison. Telephone 0808 808 2003 (free phone) or visit their website www.offendersfamilieshelpline.org.uk for more specific Prisoner Family Support.
Kingston WelCare remains a source of support for local parents, however we will no longer be able to offer 1 to 1 case work support to Prisoner families nor consultative advice and monthly e-bulletins to Kingston professionals.
We would like to wish all our past and current families the very best for the future. It has been our pleasure to support you all.
Introducing Families Apart
Yvonne tells us what Families Apart does, how it helps families with a loved one in prison and what her role is. Listen here.
Support our Work
Our ethos is to create a better local community for all by supporting parents and families.
We are a small independent organisation with strong roots in the local community and we are dependent on local recognition and support to maintain our services. WelCare relies on the generosity of people like you to help us to continue the vital work we do. We have opportunities for you to volunteer, to raise money through sponsorship or by regular giving or to support us if you are a business. Your support really makes a difference to the community.
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