We are here to support and raise awareness about adults that are estranged from their family or children.

Stand Alone offers support services to prevent estranged adults becoming vulnerable. We talk openly about the experience of family estrangement to help others lead lives that are less isolated.

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How can we help?

Meeting People

I’m looking for support or I'd like to meet someone else in my position

Stand Alone runs informal and formal groups for people who are estranged from their family, as well as online support groups. Please click below to find out more…

It's Christmas!

Read our guide to surviving the festive period

Do you struggle with the festive season? Christmas can be difficult for people who are estranged from their family or children. Each year we provide a guide to help you get through this family-focussed time…


I'm having problems with my student support application

Many students have contacted Stand Alone to tell us about issues with providing evidence for Student Finance, as well as funding and accessing accommodation over the summer period. We’re working with Student Finance England and Universities to improve the situation for estranged students. Please click here to read our report and to find out more about how we are able to help you…

Adult Foster Families

I’m aged between 18-30 and want to know more about meeting a foster family

If meeting a foster family is something that interests you then please e-mail us: contact@standalone.org.uk for more details. We will keep you up to date as this service develops in the coming months.