Six things to know about adoption

To mark Big Adoption Day we asked our team of adoption social workers, “What advice would you give someone who’s thinking about adoption?” Here’s what they said.


It’s LGBT Adoption Week!

LGBT Adoption Week returns 5-11 March 2018. To mark this important week, we spoke to two of our LGBT families about their experience of adoption. (more…)

New patron joins Family Care

Rev. Kate BottleyFamily Care is proud to announce that the Reverend Kate Bottley is our new patron, joining our already established patrons John Holmes and Lady Peace.

Kate is known for her various television, radio and writing roles including Gogglebox, Celebrity Masterchef and Songs of Praise.

On joining Family Care, Kate said, “Family Care provide an invaluable service across Nottinghamshire and beyond. I am proud and honoured to be their new patron and to do whatever I am able to support them in their transformative work.

New Facebook Page

Please be aware that Family Care has a new facebook page which can be found by clicking here. The previous page will shortly no longer be available so please start following and liking us on the new page.

Spiral Announcement

It is with deep regret that we announce that our Spiral Bereavement Service will close from 31st December 2017.

Following the loss of significant funding for Spiral last year the service has mainly been funded from the charity’s reserves. We hoped that this could continue whilst we secured alternative funding for this much needed service. Unfortunately this has not happened and Trustees have had to make the difficult decision to close the Spiral Service.

Our priority as we prepare for the ending of Spiral is to support the children and families that are currently engaged with the service, offering as positive an ending to the work as possible. To enable us to focus on this we are no longer taking new referrals for bereavement support (including telephone advice and consultations).

We are working to provide a list of alternative agencies who can provide bereavement support and we will update this webpage to include a link to these.

If you have any questions or concerns about this news, please email

Summer 2017 Newsletter

Our Summer 2017 Newsletter is now available from our newsletter page.

We hope you enjoy reading about our latest developments at Family Care.

If you would like further information about our newsletters, or any other aspect of our work, please get in touch.



Spring 2017 Newsletter

Our first newsletter of 2017 is now available for you to read.  Take a few minutes to relax outside in the Spring sunshine (or inside on a rainy day!) and read all about what we have been up to over the last few months.  There’s also news about what we have planned for the coming months.

If you don’t already subscribe to our newsletter and would like to, please contact Chris Burton at

Annual Review 2015-2016

Our Annual Review for 2015-2016 has been printed and sent out.

The review covers all the areas of our service and the work undertaken in our last financial year.

If you would like a hard copy of the Review please contact Chris Burton on 0115 9603010, email:

Click on this link to view: Family Care Annual Review 2015-2016


Mapperley Open Gardens Event

img_0381_lcA heartfelt thanks to all at Mapperley Open Gardens for donating £3,100 to Family Care from this year’s event.

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