Keeping Families Together is a charity based in Wandsworth, London which provides a community and a safe environment to help young people detach themselves from gang culture and to help keep them in education. We also offer support for parents including training, workshops and administration to alleviate loneliness and help families stay together during difficult times, including families under Wandsworth social services. Keeping Families Together was founded by Deepika Makwana (Dee), a single parent who has herself experienced the challenges of moving her own teenage child away from gang affiliation.

We are built on Christian valves, but we work with everyone in the community regardless of their religion.

Covid update:

Unfortunately our face to face services, including our Community Café, are currently on hold due to Covid. However, we are running one-on-one sessions for our community over the phone and Zoom, as well as food boxes for vulnerable families.

Our Services

Community Café

Runs every Thursday, 4pm – 6pm at East Hill Church, Wandsworth.


Parent Forum

Regular parent forum to discuss issues that matter to parents.


Youth Club

A safe environment for children to play and learn life skills.



Counselling for children and their families, run by volunteers.


Room hire

Hire our room
for your party
or workshop.



Keeping Families Together

We provide help to families that are on the Wandsworth social services system, for both child protection and child in need meetings that take place at Wandsworth council. We work closely with social services, schools and other professionals including parents, to move the family forward and reduce the risk of social services removing the child.

Keeping Young People in Schools

We support young people that are about to be excluded from school, including children with autism who may lack the additional support they need. Referrals can be made by the parents, a teacher, social services or other charities.

Contact details:

Phone: 079 0490 5892

182 East Hill,
London, SW18 2HD

How to find us