Shepherds Bush Families Project & Children’s Centre (SBFP&CC), previously Shepherds Bush Families Project, is a registered charity and company limited by guarantee.
It was set up in February 1988 in response to an identified need in the borough of Hammersmith and Fulham. SBFP&CC works with families who are homeless, those living in temporary accommodation and families who are occupying unsuitable housing e.g. overcrowded, in a state of disrepair. The project exists to support and assist families trying to cope with housing stress and manage their lives in very difficult and wide-ranging circumstances.
Families who are living in temporary unsuitable accommodation figure highly amongst groups who are socially excluded in our society. Many families face difficulties in accessing essential health, education and social support services.
In the 33 years since the project first opened, our services have expanded and developed organically in response to emerging and developing needs. This has been undertaken in consultation with our families and with other relevant agencies and community groups in the area. The project celebrates the multi-ethnic, multi-faith and multi-cultural make-up of our users who reflect the diverse community in our area. We are the only organisation in the borough specifically targeting its services to homeless families and those in housing need.