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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 

To find out more about our Hounslow service contact Alka Tripathi on 07376 354 638

Join us at one of our Workshops:

Family Matters Hounslow:

Wednesday 8 July, 10am - Managing ADHD at Home 

Join this Ruils Family Matters online workshop on ADHD, with Soli Lazarus, B.Educ (Psychology), from Yellow Sun. Soli Lazarus is a former teacher with 30 years experience and a SENCO in a large primary school in London. Her adult son has ADHD.

In this Zoom workshop Soli will discuss what is means to have an ADHD diagnosis, as well as talking about the emotional welfare of our children with ADHD, and how to help your child at home.

Click here to book a free place

Family Matters Richmond:

Wednesday 15 July, 7.30pm - Managing Anxiety

Join this Ruils online workshop on managing anxiety, with Dr Maile O'Hara, a clinical psychologist at the Orchard Clinic in Twickenham.

In this workshop (conducted via Zoom) Dr O'Hara will provide strategies to get you and your children through the summer holiday, including managing tech time, tools to get stress out of the body, outdoor rituals, breathing techniques and being present. She will also discuss ideas to prepare your children for going back to school in September, including a summer learning plan, exposure to school related stimuli, transitional objects and communicating with schools

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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.