Carol Philips the founder of Minnie’s Friends was motivated to help vulnerable people in the community following the death of her daughter.  The ethos of Minnie’s Friends was simple and powerful; an open door, hot food, hot drinks, warm clean clothes and a friendly space to be in. 

Falcon Support Services began working with Minnie’s Friends in 2015.  In January 2017, when Carol decided to step down from her role the trustees decided to dissolve the charity and gift the remaining income to Falcon Support Services and we moved the service into the Falcon Centre building in January 2018 with a plan to roll out satellite services across the county from mid-2018.

In memory of Donna Phillips and in recognition of Carol's hard work setting up and running Minnie's Friends, we have named the kitchen in the Drop In, Minnie's Kitchen to honour the origins of the service.