Better Lives Family Service
At the Better Lives Family Service we help children, young people, adults and families who are affected by someone else’s alcohol or drug use. We offer non-judgemental and respectful support to families living in Islington who have a child or children under 18 years of age where the parent is using drugs or alcohol and adults who are affected by the drug or alcohol problems of someone close to them.
When you come along for the first time, we usually meet with the parent or carer to talk about what support you need for your family and to tell you more about our service. We offer support to help strengthen parent – child relationships, improve communication and enhance family life. We focus on protective parenting, reducing the risk from parental drug and/or alcohol use and increasing children and young people’s resilience.
The Families team also offer consultation and support to other professionals working with families affected by these issues.
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86 Durham Road
Tel: 020 7561 7490
Mobile: 0794 7117 928
Monday to Friday 10am-6pm
Bus: The following bus routes stop at or close to Finsbury Park Station: 4, 19, 29, 106, 153, 210, 236, 253, 254, 259, W3 & W7.
Tube: Finsbury Park Station is the closest tube, which is on the Piccadilly Line and Victoria Line and is also served by some National Rail services.
Walking: We are a 10 minute walk from Finsbury Park Station. Walk south along Seven Sisters Road and take the 5th turning right into Durham Road.
Self referrals: To make a self referral email or ring us anytime during our opening hours. We will ask you for some information to see whether our service is right for you. We will then offer you an appointment.
Professional referrals: Referrals are welcome from any professional who works with Islington families. Ring our service anytime during opening hours.
Onward referrals: We can refer families and their individual members to a wide range of Islington services.
Users rated Better Lives Family ServiceEvery time someone uses one of our services, we ask them for feedback on their experience. This is what users have said about Better Lives Family Service.
What people think
An extremely understanding and supportive service that will most definitely be of use in a crisis. The service has been very helpful to my family. The worker has been an amazing support and pillar of strength through a very difficult and stressful period in my life.