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Directory of support The Family Foundation

The Family Foundation

The Family Foundation is a registered charity that operates across Wales. They work very closely with individuals in the community, veterans & Armed Forces community, community groups, voluntary organisations, charities, schools, youth organisations and community interest companies.

Responding to the needs of communities is key to the Families Foundation’s values. They are passionate about promoting equality for all, advancing life skills, relieving poverty and the problems associated with it and want to foster a culture of understanding, support and learning together. The Families Foundation work underpins national strategies by tackling poverty, creating more resilient communities through training, community development and mental well-being & emotional support.

The Families Foundation have an online FREE Digital Skills Academy for anyone to access to undertake Bitesize learning from the comfort of home, each course last 1-2hrs. They also run an Accredited learning programme of L1/2/3 Courses for those needing help back to work, to re-train or wanting to start a business or work in the voluntary sectors.

The Families Foundation work with the Armed Forces community supporting veterans, their families, carers and extended family members. They support the whole unit to thrive and access the support that they need.

Service children’s quotes

"As soon as we get used to a house, you get moved - I’ve been to four schools and moved six times."


"I lived in Nepal, then we went to Brunei, then Malaysia."


"In my eyes, you have hundreds of friends in different places."


"I’m used to moving now and mixing with the children... I’ve done it so many times, it’s just a normal thing now."


"It's ok talking over skype and that, but sometimes you just want a hug when Dad is away."


"I’ve enjoyed going around to lots of places around the world, it's adventurous and exciting."


"In my eyes, you have hundreds of friends in different places."


"My mum got a chalk board and it says how many sleeps on it with chalk, every minute it’s getting closer for him coming home."


"I don’t want him to get promoted... I want him to get promoted but I don’t want to leave."


"I might be going to boarding school so that I don’t change schools every few years."


"I've been to seven different schools; I’ve not stayed put in one school long enough."


"He has been away for six months and he is back for two weeks, then he goes away again."


"My parents were in the Army. My mum is a like a nurse and my dad went to the war in Afghanistan. I actually didn’t really know what he was doing so I was like, ‘Cool Dad, go there,’ but then I found out and thought, 'Thank God he came back alive.'"


"He signed off last week, so he will be done by the end of this year. He’s done 24 years. I find that better because he will be around a lot. He likes watching us playing rugby, so he will get to see us more."


"I’m going to a new place entirely. They don’t know anything about me and that’s a big restart and that’s really good for me."


"I moved to Wales because my dad was posted in the Army. I thought I would get bullied and I was shy when you meet new people, but I made some friends."