The Difference We Make

Our Impact


With the help of our supporters, we have helped hundreds of children and families across Sussex each year.

In 2016-17, FSW provided intensive one-to-one emotional and practical help to 146 families and 334 children. A total of 1,245 children benefited from group activities.

Our family caseloads and numbers participating in activities were 25% higher than in the previous year.

In 2016-17

61% of parents we supported had a mental health issue

59% of families were in financial difficulty e.g. debt or difficulty paying bills

30% of families had recent experience of domestic violence

22% of parents were ill or disabled

Using our monitoring tool, the Families Plus Outcomes Star, we found that families experienced particular improvements in:

 Emotional Wellbeing

Meeting the Emotional Needs of Children

Managing Home and Money