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Better Lives Family Service

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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.

Find out more about the other services that Better Lives offers.

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Contact details

28B King Henrys Walk
N1 4PB

Tel: 0203 317 7437
Mobile: 0794 7117 928


Opening hours:
Monday to Friday 10am-6pm


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 Service

Every 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.

I was happy with the service I received today. smilesmilesmilesmilesmile

I received a warm welcome. smilesmilesmilesmilesmile

The information I received was useful. smilesmilesmilesmilesmile

My keyworker was helpful. smilesmilesmilesmilesmile

I would recommend this service to others. smilesmilesmilesmilesmile

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.