Jan Harvey and Jayne Groves have a passion for strengthening and supporting family life. Their vision is to strengthen families and communities through the provision of listening and signposting for parents/carers. The aim of Parent Buddies therefore is to provide parents/carers with the opportunity to access one to one support and to address individual needs, by equipping and resourcing local churches and organisations to set up Parent Buddies in their local area.
For five years in their role working for Resound, a church in Mangotsfield, South Goucestershire, they had the opportunity to serve parents in their local community by running Parenting courses, delivering Hot Topics Sessions and developing Parent Buddies.
Parent Buddies was successfully pioneered at Resound and has been replicated in two other churches in South Gloucestershire. Parent Buddies is now in a position to replicate the model to other churches and organisations in Bristol and the surrounding area before taking Parent Buddies to the rest of the UK.