Our Impact

Thanks to the support we receive from all across Sussex, we are able to help hundreds of children and families each year

In 2020-21, FSW provided intensive one-to-one emotional and practical help to 382 families and  1,210 children.

Our family caseloads and numbers participating in activities were roughly the same as the previous year, as we were not able to accept new referrals during the Covid pandemic and first three lockdowns.

In 2020-21

88% of parents we supported had a mental health issue

43% of families were in financial difficulty e.g. debt or difficulty paying bills

31% of families had recent experience of domestic violence

33% 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