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Family Matters Richmond and Hounslow

We provide Family Matters, our parents support service, in Richmond and Hounslow. Our Parent Support Workers provide practical support, advice and information to families with children with disabilities and/or additional needs who are feeling under pressure or who are experiencing difficulties.

We will

  • Listen to your worries and experiences in a non-judgmental way
  • Work with you to identify what is working and what is not working
  • Support you to focus on areas of family life that you find challenging and will work with you to identify steps to address some of these difficulties
  • Provide you with information on activities and services and will support you to access them.

To find out more about our Richmond service contact Surabhi Dhondiyal on 07376277779 or email surabhi@ruils.co.uk or contact Martha Fong on 07944 902 794 or email marthafong@ruils.co.uk

To find out more about our Hounslow service contact Alka Tripathi on 07376 354 638  alkatripathi@ruils.co.uk.

To make a referral to our Family Matters service or to self refer to the service please complete our referral form and send to either Surabhi (for Richmond) or Alka (for Hounslow).

Join us at one of our online workshops:

  • Managing Anger in older children children - Wednesday 19th May, 10.30am

This session will be run by Linda Campbell Arthur, a Specialist Clinical Psychologist. The workshop will focus on practical strategies for parents of older children (aged 10+) and will cover:

  • recognising the causes and triggers for anger outbursts
  • the positive behaviour support and low-arousal approaches to anger
  • best ways to handle meltdowns
  • the 'hidden' keys to reducing anger outbursts

Book a free place here

Mrs Peters has a son with complex health & social care needs. When she was referred to us she had no services in place & was struggling to cope. Our Parent Support Worker supported her to get a re-assessment which resulted in her getting 6 hours of support from social services. She now has a sitter in place who stays with her son so that she can have a break. She has a specialist car to transport her son in and is managing much better.