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Supporting families
in Northamptonshire

We provide free, accessible and non-judgemental support, to those affected by another's substance misuse throughout Northamptonshire.

Our Story

Family Support Link was set up by Sandra McDermott and became a registered charity in 2007.

After having gone through what many of our clients go through Sandra felt that the families and loved ones of people going through alcohol and/or drug problems had no support of their own, so she set up a telephone support line. This was the beginning of FSL.

Today FSL works in Northamptonshire with children age from 5 years old up to adults. We support families, carers and close friends of those with substance or alcohol misuse problems.

The team today offers 1:1 support for children, young people and adults, evening group support for adults, and a dedicated project for young people called I MATTER TOO, well-being groups and youth groups.

We take referrals from other agencies but people can also self refer.

Our Staff

Sandra McDermott

Julia Feazey
Chief Executive Officer

Sarah Bream
Senior Family Support Worker

Rachel Bott
Operational Manager

Marnie Warlow
Community Project Worker

Trina Breedon
Family Support Worker

Joanna Latek
Family Support Worker

Steve Hunt
Project Coordinator

Sara Giles
Project Coordinator

Rachel Lamb
Project Coordinator &
Youth Group Project Worker

Nicky Fulton
Office & Volunteer Manager

Kate Peake
Development & Grants Manager