Care for the Family | Christian Vocations

Care for the Family

Type: Agency

Where they work

Northern and Western Europe

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We provide preventative relationship education and support in the areas of marriage, parenting and bereavement.

For over 25 years Care for the Family has been working throughout the UK and the Isle of Man. We provide parenting, relationship and bereavement support through our events, resources, courses, training and volunteer networks. Our work is motivated by Christian compassion, and our resources and support are available to everyone, of any faith or none.

Care for the Family’s work was launched in 1988 by Rob Parsons. It all started with Rob leaving his job as a senior partner in a successful law practice to set up the family charity from a small office in a room at the back of a hairdresser’s in Cardiff. The first initiative in those early days was a series of marriage seminars. Drawing from his own experiences of family life, and often joined by his wife Dianne, the events were the first of their kind and were immensely popular, encouraging and strengthening hundreds of couples.

Now, a quarter of a century later, Care for the Family has become a national family charity running events and courses across the UK, and creating resources that are used all over the world.