Ormiston Families exists today because of one family’s tragedy.
A young woman, Fiona Ormiston Murray, died whilst on her honeymoon. Fiona loved children and it was no secret that she was excited about starting her own family. Her family, devastated by their loss, wanted to do something to honour her memory. They created a charitable trust, devoted to helping children and families in need. That trust is now known as Ormiston Families.
“Safe, healthy, resilient families.”
We support families in the East of England to build resilience and make choices to improve the life chances of their children.
Everything we do is guided by our values of collaboration, compassion and effectiveness. Whether you’re working with us as a family, a colleague, a funder, a volunteer or a supporter you’ll see us demonstrating these values every day in everything we do.
We work ‘with’, rather than ‘for’, families. We build supportive partnerships, communities and networks. We value each other’s strengths and we work together to drive results.
We listen so that we understand the issues people face. We treat people with respect – always supporting, recognising and reinforcing their achievements.
We monitor how our work, which focuses on prevention and early intervention, leads to the people we work with living safer, healthier and more resilient lives.