Who are we?

We’re a group of individuals who are passionate about supporting young families as they grow up in the challenging times we live in.  We’ve all benefitted from the care and support of other parents who have been through the ups and downs of parenting ahead of us. And we’re really keen to share not just what we have learned from others but a combined 72 years of experience as real mums and dads.

why westgate?

We’re also passionate about Bury St Edmunds and all have some connection with the Westgate District or the local School.  We’re focusing on the School to start with because,  that’s where many of the families are.



  • For a simple chat over tea or coffee on Monday mornings at Westgate School between 9 & 10am (in the School Hall near the front entrance).
  • For informal parenting advice.
  • If your family are experiencing a difficult time.
  • If you are concerned about your children.
  • To help you access resources from other agencies.
You can connect with our free, independent and confidential help at...
Westgate School Drop-in Café (Monday 9-10am—in the School Hall near the front entrance).
By contacting Caroline Vallance on 07930 826680

Visit our Twitter page for useful parenting tips and videos: @family_westgate 

What our Friends Say...
"Caroline has been an amazing support to myself and my family. She is extremely trustworthy, kind, sympathetic and understanding. An amazing support worker"  

Hyndman Centre
Hospital Road
Bury St Edmunds
IP33 3JT

WFS is a non-religious outreach initiative of St Peter’s Church, BSE
Registered Charity 1134666 

Nick Alexander, 17/01/2018