Our Vision

Lightening the burden

Hand In Hand is a charity that arranges volunteers to assist members of the community who need help navigating difficult circumstances. Our primary strength is the inspiring selflessness of the local high school students. We have 850 volunteers from across London and Manchester.

Our Aim

We provide ongoing support to families where either a child or parent is living with a mental or physical illness or disability. We also aim to lighten the burden in overwhelming situations, such as those relating to divorce, perinatal complications, death of a young parent, or severe financial hardship. Volunteers will go and give children in such families undivided attention, be a listening ear for them, play with them, and do homework with them. Another aspect of our work relates to our care for the elderly, assisting them with visits, shopping on their behalf, and providing food packages.