Stand Alone

“We're here to help people of all ages that become estranged or disowned from their family or key family member. It's unfortunate that not all adults in the UK have a close and functional family experience. Our latest research from Ipsos MORI shows that 1 in 5 families in the UK will be affected by estrangement and over 5 million people have decided to cut contact with at least one family member.

However long an estrangement lasts, we understand how difficult it can be to endure the silence, the stigma and the isolation that can stem from living without a close family network.

Before finding Stand Alone, many of our beneficiaries felt unable to speak openly about difficult family situations with their friends or partners, for fear of judgement or rejection.

In the first year of operation, we helped over one hundred people in the London area to meet another person that understood their difficult family situation and talk about the experience of the living loss.

What are we doing for you?

We offer innovative advice and support services for all people experiencing estrangement. We help people of all ages who feel they have been cut off as well as those who have walked away.

Our direct support services are currently focussed in London, Sheffield and Newcastle. We run support groups, a range of therapeutic workshops and a programme to connect people for ongoing emotional support. We have published online information and advice guides for all people experiencing estrangement or disownment who can’t reach a group or workshop.”

* Details correct at time of update - 22/01/2020



Where to go


34B York Way,
London, N1 9AB