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Families Supporting Families is an inclusive organisation for the WHOLE family of a child with additional needs. We offer peer-to-peer support in a friendly supportive environment, coffee mornings, occasional nights out, educational workshops with guest speakers, and school holiday events for families in the greater Newcastle and Lake Macquarie areas. Parenting a child with special needs presents it's own joys and challenges, we believe a strong social network and access to relevant information can help along the way.  

We value the stories and experiences of our members as we celebrate the uniqueness of our children.


Ten Pin Bowling 16-Jul-2019

School Holiday Fun

Ten Pin Bowling At Dullboy's

Come along and join the bowling action at Dulboy's Social Co.

Enjoy a game of bowling followed by hot chips and a drink.

Date: 16th July 2019

Time: Arrive 10.15 for a 10.30 start

Location: Dullboy's Social Co 

Cost: $4 per person (families of 6 or more contact us for details on how to book)

Booking: Please Book by 9th July via https://www.trybooking.com/BDIBY

Contact: info@familiessupportingfamilies.com or txt 0417 431562 for further information.

Please be advised that this is a non-supervised event. An adult carer must remain on the premises at all times and supervise their children.

Carer's Cafe - July 2019 19-Jun-2019

Poppy's Café 

Poppy's Home and Garden

83 Oakdale Road, Gateshead

Thursday 4th July

10am - 12 noon

Join us for coffee, cake and a chat! We would love to see you! 

New faces are always welcome Just turn up, no need to RSVP. 

A fantastic opportunity for members to get together for a cuppa and cake. 

It is a comfortable and friendly way to get to know other members who share similar life situations to you. 

If you are not a member and would like to become one, you can join on the day for a small annual fee of only $10 (renewed each April). Carers Cafe's are from 10am-12noon. 

Orders need to be placed by 11.00am so the bill can be finalised. 

No need to rush off though, you can stay as little or as long as you like.

Annual Report 2018 27-Feb-2019

The FSF 2018 Annual Report is now available.  

Join Us!

Become a member for only $10 per year.

FSF Annual Membership Form 2019 available for download or book online https://www.trybooking.com/BBJIS

Membership includes an electronic copy of our regular newsletter, invitations to our monthly carer's café, carer's café plus (with a guest speaker), carer's diner, and holiday activities. 

*Most of our family events and workshops are free or have minimal fees for members.