Who we are

Family First is a Christian charity which has been based in Ipswich since 2013. The Charity is led by Trustees and a Management Team who possess a wealth of knowledge, skills and experience working in the public, private and voluntary sector. All have a passion to see  children and families supported to reach their full potential. All our paid staff and management team are Christians. Our volunteers, some of whom work directly with parents and others who support the charity in other areas, come from a wide variety of backgrounds.

We currently only work in Ipswich and the immediate surrounding area including the following postcodes; IP1, IP2, IP3, IP4, IP5. Referrals from outside these post code areas will be considered on a case by case basis. 

Our work involves two main services; one to one parent mentoring and parenting courses. 

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.

The Team



We have a team of committed volunteers many of which have been with our charity for several years. Without our volunteers Family First just would not work! Our Trustees, Financial Support, Fundraising Volunteers & Creative Communications Volunteer do an amazing job, whilst our fantastic Family Volunteers commit to building a supportive long term relationship with parents.