• Registered Charity Number: 1042386, Company Number: 2992393
  • 01298 24761
  • 01298 24761
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Level 1: Recovery support

freedom2live Residential Structured Recovery Programme

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Level 2: Family support

Residential Family Centre for women

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Level 3: Outreach support

Community outreach support courses activities and drop-in groups

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Level 4: Work skills projects

Farm and community-based skills development training

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Babies and Children: Good News Family Care

High quality nursery care

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Good News Family Care (Homes) Ltd. (GNFC) is a registered charity providing a safe-haven, for women and children affected by debilitating circumstances such as domestic violence, homelessness or substance abuse. We provide accommodation and 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 25 year history we have supported over 3,000 people to transform their lives with positive changes. We do this through supportive residential accommodation and are one of the few substance abuse recovery providers in the UK 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 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

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, or you would benefit from being referred, download a referral form and email it to us at mail@gnfc.org.uk or phone us on 01298 24761. Please phone us if you need some help to complete the form.

Levels of Service

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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 and children with medium level support needs, or leaving the L1 Recovery Programme.

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L3 Outreach Support

Relaxed and informal regular Community outreach support courses, activities and drop-in groups for our local community.


L4 Work Skills Project

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


During Covid-19, the staff and residents of GNFC have been working hard to ensure that everyone stays safe. We are committed to prevent the spread of Covid-19 and have introduced measures and restrictions, which have been updated inline with Government guidelines and research.

To ensure this, we are not currently having visitors but are very happy to talk to you over the phone.

We would like to thank all the staff, residents, supporters and partner agencies for doing everything possible to enable services to continue and keeping everyone save.


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Supporting GNFC

The services provided at GNFC are built on the support and sacrificial giving from a large network of people who are passionate about the work and committed to enable the people whom we support to know real and lasting breakthrough from a wide range of issues. If you are would like to support GNFC through giving your time, finances or goods please email mail@gnfc.org.uk, you can also find out more here.

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.

Why don’t you consider volunteering. There are many opportunities for you to get involved, this could be from administration, cleaning, gardening, spening time with residents to a spot of decorating – it all makes a huge difference, and is different every day! Please contact us to find out more.

GNFC is generously supported by a wide range of individuals, trusts and organisations, we are so grateful everyone who contributes to the work of GNFC.

Were it not for their prayer, financial support and practical input, the work would not be possible.

Do you know anyone who may like to know more about GNFC or would like to support our work? Please pass on our information and encourage them to contact us at 01298 24761 or mail@gnfc.org.uk. Find out more here, you can donate to GNFC here.

Some trusts and organisations who support GNFC include:


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


Please spread the word about the work of GNFC :)