Family Action has been working to strengthen vulnerable and disadvantaged families and children since 1869. The organisation does this through more than 130 community-based services throughout England and a UK-wide grants programme. With funding from Lankelly Chase, Family Action is leading on delivery of the three-year ‘Open Doors Programme’, with the support of a network of charity service providers. The three strands of Open Doors include:
• Distributing small grants to those who experience severe and multiple disadvantage;
• An innovative programme of research and evaluation, which seeks to measure the impact of small grants on the lives of those who are severely and multiply disadvantaged, as well as the engagement of practitioners within this; and
• Using the research and evaluation to raise awareness of the true story of disadvantage and financial hardship in the UK.
For more information: www.family-action.org.uk