I was very fortunate to recently attend the House of Lords with another charity. This experience got me thinking, as there was opportunity to ask questions and make points. This was a valuable exercise to at least get conversations going about some important topics.
I have checked and there seem to be no MPs at Westminster who are single fathers. This means that there are no MPs who have the experience of single fatherhood and what this can involve, both the good and the bad.
So, my question in this blog is what you would like to ask MPs if you got the chance. Alternatively what would you like to tell them about your experiences of being a single father, the joys, the hopes, the challenges and the struggles?
If MPs wanted to hear more from single fathers what would you tell them about the social, practical and financial challenges involved?
Or what would you ask to be changed to make single fatherhood, and indeed lone parenting more generally, a better and less challenging experience for you and your child(ren)?
This could be small or big changes, but I guess ones that could make a big difference to the practical, social and financial challenges we face as well as one that could increase avenues of support and reduce isolation?
Please do share your thoughts!!!
Thank you for reading and I hope that you are keeping warm