During my time as a Health Visitor in Maidenhead I have referred a number of families to Family Friends for support; I know that they have all found the service very helpful.  All of the volunteers are friendly and professional; many families have found them to be a lifeline when things have been particularly difficult for them at home. The support that Family Friends gives have prevented difficult situations deteriorating further and have allowed families to flourish.
Jill Boyer
Health Visitor, Maidenhead
Having worked alongside the Family Friends team on a number of occasions in my role as Family Link Worker, I have found them to be an invaluable source of support and guidance for parents seeking to do the best by their children.  Their flexible response and ability to tailor to the individual needs of families, inevitably results in high quality experiences and positive outcomes for all concerned. They find creative solutions for families seeking guidance or support and I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend them as a team of professionals.
Mandy Mitchell
East West Family Link Worker (Clewer Cluster)
We have made a number of referrals, for various reasons, and each has been met with a professional and speedy response.  In our busy school environment their referral system suits our needs perfectly. The Family Friends team are extremely approachable and our pupils have responded well to their care, enthusiasm and compassion.  The blocks of sessions work well and knowing that the door to Family Friends is always open gives the pupils the strength and confidence to face their individual challenges.
Liz O’Reilly,
Special Educational Needs Manager, St Edwards RF Ecumenical Middle School, Windsor
We talked about what we would do if there were an argument.
Child
My favourite session was my circle of relationships.
Child
You helped me calm down when I came across situations.
Child
I liked being able to talk without feeling weird.
Child
I was able to talk to someone. Didn’t feel embarrassed about talking.  You made it fun.
Child
I liked the activities and it has made me more confident.
Child
I learned how to be kind and gentle with my opinions.
Child
You helped me to be nice to a lot of people.
Child
You were very kind to my brother and me.  We did some really fun things together in the sessions.
Child
You helped me calm down a lot.
Child
I liked talking through the different emotions.
Child
I enjoyed using puppets to practise contacting the police.
Child