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Family Support


Impact Project

This BBC Children in Need Project operates across the Peterborough and Fenland areas and supports families where alcohol misuse has led to a range of problems.


Family life can become strained and chaotic with relationships at risk of breaking down.

Alcohol misuse affects parenting and however comitted parents may be the mental and emotional health of children can be harmed.

Family life can be disrupted by alcohol with usual patterns which give stability and security missed.

Some children become responsible for activities including caring for siblings and attempts to care for parents.


Working to support the whole family has been part of the DrinkSense range of projects for over 10 years. 


This Impact Project works with whole families and offers individual support to children aged 11 - 17 where the parent misusing alcohol is involved in formal treatment work.


We know the importance of meeting everyone in the family affected by the alcohol problem and so we meet at home and agree a plan of support to work through ways to reduce the harm for everyone.


We can support children / young people (11-17 years) in families where the parent(s) is being supported by other agencies.


For more information on the Impact Project:

  • contact DrinkSense on 01733 567998 / 01733 555532 or;
  • email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  


The Impact Project is now closed for new referrals.



The position will be reviewed and an update will be posted in

January 2018.


General Enquiries
Drinksense Central Office
79a Eastfield Road
Peterborough, PE1 4AS
T: 01733 555532
F: 01733 555531
DDS Young People Team
79a Eastfield Road
Peterborough, PE1 4AS
T: 01733 567998
F: 01733 555531
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