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Ormiston Families

Why Ormiston Families
Ormiston Families is the East of England’s leading family charity, supporting children, young people and their families to manage the challenges they face and improve their life chances. Our VISIONis of safe, healthy, happy children.

Our MISSIONis to identify and respond to the needs of children, young people and families. We provide wide-ranging support, from mental health services, help to bridge the gap between home and school, to support for those affected by imprisonment, domestic abuse and much more.

Our values are the starting point for everything we do and you will see them reflected in how we approach our work.

Our VALUES are:

We are Caring
We go the extra mile by listening and learning from children, young people and families. We celebrate achievement.

We are Brave
We are courageous in tackling difficult issues and unflinching in our support for the most challenged. We are prepared to find innovative and creative solutions if they are the best ones for children, young people and families.

We are Effective
We will demonstrate real impact by using demonstrable approaches delivered by the right people. We will not turn our back on those seeking support from us.

Ormiston Families delivers four core programmes to ensure the best possible outcomes for children, young people and their families across the East of England.


The Engage Programme improves educational outcomes and life chances for children and young people. We bridge the gap between home and school, aiding improved attendance, attainment and behaviour.

The Nurture Programme gives a helping hand to families during the early years of their child’s life. We give parents the confidence to support every aspect of their child’s development through a range of initiatives.

The Unite Programme works with prisoners and their families to minimise the impact of imprisonment on their children. Our services support the continued development of family relationships throughout the sentence, playing a critical role in reducing reoffending rates.

The Connect Programme works within local communities in a variety of settings to address individual needs and challenges. We develop the emotional, physical and social wellbeing of families using many pioneering initiatives.

Ormiston Families supports these core programmes with research and innovation to explore new ways of working and profit-making business activities to help finance our charitable work.

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