Withyham Church community are keen supporters of Family Support Work (FSW). This is a charity working with vulnerable children & families across Sussex to overcome their difficulties & prevent crisis, supporting families struggling with issues such as poverty, ill-health, learning difficulties, bereavement, family break-up & domestic abuse. FSW was set up in 1890 & is run by the Diocese of Chichester.
Support includes practical help, food boxes, parenting strategies, gifts at Christmas & birthdays, structured play activities, holidays, home visits with 1-to-1 intensive support & weekly drop-in sessions.
Withyham Church members generously provide gifts at Christmas, Harvest and at other times.
There is a dedicated Family Support Practitioner for the Rotherfield Deanery, which reaches from Flimwell in the east to Coleman’s Hatch in the west and includes the town of Crowborough.
The Chichester Diocesan Association for Family Support Work Charity No 285337