Jersey Charities

L'Associâtion des Charités d' Jèrri


Brighter Futures

Membership Number: AJC320 / Registered Charity Number: 204

Brighter Futures

About Brighter Futures:
Brighter Futures supports families in Jersey who are facing significant difficulties or challenges in their lives. Since 2008, Brighter Futures has supported over 3,450 families, benefitting over 13,400 Islanders.
Working alongside the main carer, our educational model provides them with the ways to thrive.
Supporting 150 families at any one time, we focus on 3 key areas;
* Parent and child relationships, helping our clients recognise and value their role as their child’s first and most important educator;
* Wellbeing and positive mental health, supporting social and emotional wellbeing, allowing increased resilience with the outside world to give our clients a brighter future and hope.
* Personal development and second chance learning provide the skills our clients may need to progress and succeed in education, work, and life.

The charity works with these families for a range of reasons including physical ill health and mental health issues many of whom are referred with high-risk and complex issues, including child protection concerns. From our facility at the Bridge, Georgetown, and our new hub at First Tower, families access a variety of services and programmes on a voluntary basis for an average of 3 years and are able to return for further support where needed.

Families come to Brighter Futures from a variety of backgrounds and for a number of reasons such as suffering from post-natal depression, substance misuse or addiction, depression or anxiety, financial difficulties, domestic abuse or isolation. The impact on children within the family associated with any of these issues is significant. All of these factors leave children in a position of disadvantage and without a safe and supportive home life and as a consequence, children can struggle to develop emotionally, physically, psychologically and verbally.

Our Vision:
For all families in Jersey to live safe, happy and healthy lives, supporting them in times of challenge to realise their full potential.

Our Mission:
Support families facing challenges and difficulties
Help to create strong family relationships where parents can support each other
Support parents in their role as their child’s key educator
Deliver a targeted service through the provision of evidence-based programmes and one-to-one support.

Our Values:
COMPASSION, TRUST AND NON-JUDGEMENTAL. We are committed to creating a compassionate, non-judgemental environment for the families that we work with. Brighter Futures promotes choice, dignity, consideration and respect.
COLLABORATION AND EQUALITY. We are committed to ensuring that the families who use our service are involved in developing our service.
QUALITY. We believe in evaluating our services and improving our practice. We are committed to integrity, objectivity, fairness and ethical business practices.
CO-OPERATION AND PARTNERSHIP. We are a strength-based educational model and are committed to working with other organisations to improve, develop and expand services for families facing challenges in Jersey.

Each family has a personalised package of support dependent on their needs; they are guided and able to choose which programmes and services are most appropriate and helpful to them. To support a family for one year cost £6,600.
Our fundraising target for 2024 is over £1 million, and is dependent on grants and foundations to contribute to essential support to families in Jersey who are most in need, we are also active in our community and are committed to investigating all sustainable funding options.

If you would like any further information, please do not hesitate to contact us.

The Bridge
Le Geyt Road
St Saviour

t: 01534 449487
f: 01534 449155

Chief Executive Officer: Fiona Brennan