Welcome to Youth and Families Matter

Youth and Families Matter is a locally based group, which was established in 1993, as the initiative of Testwood Baptist Church, to serve in and work to improve the well being of the community in which we are based. We offer a front line service delivering welfare support to youth and families in our local community at the point of need.

YFM became a registered charity in April 2009 – number 1128524

The YFM team is still here for you. Although our normal programme of groups, activities and courses is on hold the food bank (Basics Bank) is still open and our Family Workers and Youth Workers are available if needed. Please email info@youthandfamiliesmatter.org.uk or call 023 8086 0320. Basics Bank is open (at Testwood Baptist Church) Monday-Friday 10am-12noon.

Project Aim

The project aim is to help meet the increasing needs of children, young people and families through support, training and education.

Project Vision

YFM’s vision is to see the growth of wellbeing in our community, relationally, emotionally, practically and spiritually. In practise this means we support individuals – enabling the development of relational and personal skills, promoting safety and facilitating positive contributions to others in our community.

Help us

Make a donation to Youth and Families Matter


Testwood Baptist Church

In association with Testwood Baptist Church Click here to find out more..

The Chapel

The Chapel café and charity shop can be found at 12 Hammonds Green, Totton. Open Tuesday-Saturday 9.00am – 3.30pm it provides a great place to meet for a cake and cuppa as well as the opportunity to grab a bargain in the Treasure Box charity shop. Click here for more information.


As a charity, we need to raise funds to continue the work that we do. There are a number of ways that you can help us.  Learn More…


YFM runners

Why not join Youth and Families Matter on some challenges?  Click here to find out more..

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Contact Us

Youth and Families Matter
Testwood Baptist Church,
283a Salisbury Road,
Totton, Southampton,
Hampshire SO40 3LZ

Telephone Number: 023 8086 0320
Email: info@youthandfamiliesmatter.org.uk

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