What We Do

Family First is a Christian charity which support families in Ipswich. Our volunteers visit parents and carers to listen, support and encourage them to reach their agreed goals. We work with all families regardless of age, race, religion or cultural background.

Our aim is for parents and carers to increase their confidence, social support networks and mental wellbeing.

Our vision is to see families that are resilient, thriving, and happy.

Family First is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

Parenting courses

We also offer parenting courses. These 6 week courses are free and are DVD/discussion based. They can be accessed through an online group, or face to face group sessions in local schools and community venues.


If you interested in hosting a course at your school, church or community venue please contact Michelle Jones, Senior Family Coordinator, michelle.jones@familyfirst-uk.org.

Parents interested in registering for a course can find more details here.