• 01298 24761
  • mail@gnfc.org.uk


Good News Family Care (Homes) Ltd. is a registered charity providing a safe-haven, for women affected by domestic violence, homelessness or substance abuse. We provide practical help, with the objective to empower the individual to live life to their maximum capability, in a secure, supportive and non-judgemental environment.  

Our vision is to make a positive impact in the community – each transformed life influences and affects the whole family and society.

Over our 22 year history we have supported almost 2500 people to transform their lives with positive changes. We do this through supportive residential accommodation and are one of only two UK substance abuse recovery providers to enable mothers to progress through recovery with their child/children from birth upwards to 7 years.

This model keeps the integrity of family life and preserves the safety and security of the children. GNFC also has an integrated Ofsted registered nursery school on-site in Buxton. We use our ‘freedom2live’ programme, residential Family Centre, therapeutic activities and skills for life and work to empower people to lasting change.

The work-based farm projects welcome residents and people from the wider community, on our wonderful rural farm.

If you would like to know more about any of the services, continue to the relevant sections of this website or please contact us by telephone: 01298 24761 or email: mail@gnfc.org.uk

Refer to us

GNFC works in partnership and considers referrals from Social Services, Housing and other local or national agencies, volunteer groups and local churches. Individuals can refer themselves too. If you know someone who would benefit from being referred to GNFC, download a referral form for the appropriate service and email it to us at mail@gnfc.org.uk or phone us on 01298 24761.

We offer the following services

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L1 Recovery Programme 

freedom2live Residential Structured Recovery Programme for women with complex needs, and their children.

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L2 Family Centre

GNFC’s Residential Family Centre for women with medium level support needs, or leaving residential recovery.

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L3 Outreach Support

Relaxed and informal regular Community outreach support courses, activities and drop-in groups at Charis House.


L4 Work Skills Project

Farm and community-based skills development training projects available for all clients across our services.

GNFC News & Updates

Introducing the new website

As promised, the new website is here. We hope you find it welcoming and enjoy reading about the work of GNFC. We will be updating it regularly, so please look in regularly. There are several new additions such as the ‘Stories’ page which we would encourage you to explore. If you find parts which need correction, links not functioning in your browser etc, please let us know, also let us know what you think of the presentation, we welcome feedback, please email mail@gnfc.org.uk.

Could you work with us at GNFC?

Could you be part of something special at GNFC? Do you want to be part of the story where women and their children experience real and lasting change?

Are you, or is someone you know a committed Christian, seeking a opportunity to allow God to work through you to make a real difference in people’s lives. Working for GNFC is rewarding and enriching, with a few surprises along the way.

At Good News Family Care, we are currently advertising for 2 key job vacancies in the nursery and recovery centre, if you are interested in this opportunity please follow the links below or contact Hazel Guest or Jo Collier on 01298 24761.

Current Vacancies include:

Substance Misuse Residential Support Worker

Nursery Practitioner

GNFC Newsletters

Read the latest GNFC newsletter here

Care Quality Commission

Our Supporters

GNFC is generously supported by a wide range of individuals and organisations, we are so grateful to them. Were it not for their input and support, the work would not be possible. Some of our supporters include:

–  The Bingham Trust  –  British Humane Association  –  Serpentine Community Forum  –

Please spread the word about the work of GNFC :)