Common issues are:
poor quality housing
mental health difficulties
long standing life limiting illness or disability
abuse in the home
inability to afford food/ clothing
FSW finds that families in crisis withdraw themselves from the community through lack of self-esteem and self-confidence, become isolated, depressed and unfortunately susceptible to alcoholism or drug abuse. The goal is to help families cope with today and achieve a better future by rebuilding a strong family unit. The families we support include: children and young people at risk, offenders, asylum seekers and refugees, substance abusers, minority ethnic groups.
Families are our focus and resolving family difficulties is our aim. Rebuilding local families’ lives is our outcome. We provide one-to-one support to over 100 families per year (approximately 300 children) and run play activities attended by almost 1000 children and their parents/carers, in a typical year.
If you want to be part of this Christian outreach, please put some food or household items in our parish collecting box or donate via our website. You can become a member of the charity by agreeing to donate £3 per month. If you can help with a fundraising activity, do let us know and join the fun! In the last year the Cuckfield Deanery Committee for FSW raised over £23,000 through Open Garden events, coffee mornings, a Supper Event and a Murder Mystery Evening, all of which proved very popular with our supporters here at St Richard’s.
St Richard’s representative on the Cuckfield Deanery Committee for FSW is Pat Fowler.