We recognise that community services can often appear to be geared around the needs of Mothers. Dads can feel left out. However, we feel that fathers have an equally important role to play with their children and have needs of their own – after all children don’t come with “instructions!” and a parent’s role can be very demanding for both Mums and Dads.
So Dads, if you would like to find out more about how you can get involved, or you have ideas about how we can be supporting Dads in general, please let us know.
Following the successful consultation with our dads at the Dad’s Big Adventure Day in June, We thought we would share the results with you; From these results we are now in the process of developing some new activities.
Data tells us; The majority of our dads (attending the consultation);
- Live with their children and their mother (85%)
- Consider themselves joint carers (76%)
- Spend most time with their children on evenings and weekends (38%)
- Would like to attend activities such as reading together (95%) Music and Dance (95%) and outings (95%)
- Would be interested in advice on money management (42%)
- Would like activities for themselves with their children (100%) and as a whole family (95%)
- Would prefer information from the children’s centre via the Internet (80%)
- Would prefer activities at weekends (71%)
Following this consultation we plan to develop more activities to include dads at weekends such as story and music sessions, cookery and more Yoga Dads. We will keep you regularly updated via our website and Facebook.
We’re here to get information to dads, so that they can get the best for their kids.The information and services available for ‘parents’ are usually aimed at mums and, as we’ve found ourselves, it’s all too easy for dads and dads-to-be to end up feeling side-lined.We’re a new company set up to change that – to give dads a free and permanent source of the information they’re likely to need – from pregnancy, birth and babies to financial, legal and education info – from a dad’s perspective. A new home for dads on the web.
Click here to view Dad’s info web site
A voluntary support group for dads offering advice, information and forums.
Click here to view the Dads UK website
|Families Need Fathers
Families Need Fathers is a registered UK charity which provides information and support to parents, including unmarried parents, of either sex. FNF is chiefly concerned with the problems of maintaining a child’s relationship with both parents during and after family breakdown.
Click here to view the Families Need Fathers website
An interactive web site for dads bringing up their children. Dads can meet up, offer advice and support and share their experiences of hands-on fathering. The site has news, features and information, details on starting a playgroup and how to find other home dads. There is a bulletin board for messages and regular chat room sessions.
Click here to view the Home Dad website