For over 30 years Care for the Family has been working throughout the UK and the Isle of Man. They provide parenting, relationship and bereavement support through their events, resources, courses, training and volunteer networks. Their work is motivated by Christian compassion, and Care for the Family resources and support are available to everyone, of any faith or none.
Their work was launched in 1988. It all started with Rob Parsons 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 behind 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, more than 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.
In 2019, the charity moved to the current facility Tovey House on the outskirts of Newport, South Wales. With over 80 staff, Care for the Family operates throughout the UK and the Isle of Man.