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 2017-18, FSW provided intensive one-to-one emotional and practical help to 298 families and 476 children. A total of 1,245 children benefited from group activities.

Our family caseloads and numbers participating in activities were 100% higher than in the previous year.

In 2017-18

65% of parents we supported had a mental health issue

18% of families were in financial difficulty e.g. debt or difficulty paying bills

26% of families had recent experience of domestic violence

25% 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