June was an amazing month for Dads House. Here are some of the highlights:
BBC Breakfast highlighted the fantastic film Thunder Road, and asked us to comment on this feature about a single American dad and his amazing journey.
We have been on CNN News, BBC News and had comments in The Guardian
We helped 36 new dads who contacted us for advice and support .
We took part in the National food enquiry (Defra National food Strategy ) alongside Henry Dimbleby and the Food Foundation. See the full transcript of the discussion here: http://bit.ly/2SfLuaA
Dadshouse received an award from the outgoing Prime Minister Theresa May in recognition of the support we provide and offer to single dads.
In a personal letter to Billy, Prime Minister Theresa May said:
“Through ‘Dads House’ you are bringing together dads to share their experiences and receive practical and emotional support. Drawing on your own experience, you are connecting single fathers across the country and having a profound impact on their lives and the lives of their families.” https://www.pointsoflight.gov.uk/dads-house/
Dads House to visit Speaker’s House - We are delighted to have been invited to Speaker’s House for a reception with the all-party parliamentary group on single parent families. This latest statement is from the reception:
"I am grateful to the hon. Lady for giving way so early in her speech. She is making a fantastic return to Westminster Hall from the dizzying heights; she is a principled person and we on the Opposition Benches all love her. The hon. Lady mentions challenges. Is she aware of Dads House, which does all sorts of things to represent single dads? There are 400,000 single-parent families headed up by dads, which is 13.7% of all single-parent families. Dads House has its own food bank and does buddying, breakfast clubs and football—a sport that is close to the hon. Lady’s heart. Would she be interested in meeting members of the group? In fact, everyone in this House has a good opportunity to meet them, because after Prime Minister’s questions on 20 March they are coming to Speaker’s House for a reception with the all-party parliamentary group on single parent families—and all hon. Members are invited. The group does great work."
Don't put pressure on children to choose between their parents.
Listen to the children. Ask them for input on any situation.
Be positive about children spending time with both parents.
Communicate in advance with your ex.
Involve the extended family where appropriate.
Look after yourself.
Written submission to House of Commons Women and Equalities Committee Inquiry on “Fathers and the Workplace”
We are submitting this evidence to this Inquiry, as we hear from and help a great deal of fathers who are either struggling to be recognised as ‘hands on’ fathers in the workplace – or as will be clear from this particular submission – are completely denied the opportunity, and thus enter unemployment reluctantly.
The issues, we believe, are a mixture of employers failing to recognise a shift in the structure of families in the modern age, as well as significant prejudice and discrimination towards fathers, who want to break away from the traditional stereotype of fathers and the workplace....
How often have you witnessed your kids hide in embarrassment when you take to the dancefloor? Perhaps your kids just don’t appreciate your moves or maybe they are just jealous?
To help bring this very important issue to the fore - and have some fun in the process - we have teamed up with kids’ pop band - Zeamu Music. They are all about giving kids great music that they can relate to and that reflects their lives and interests and it just so happens they have a song about dad dancing.
Parents can self-refer or be referred by professionals. WLAC meet with each parent prior to the courses starting to establish their goals for the course.
Parentalk for Parents of 3 - 11 year olds
Dads Matter for fathers and step fathers
Breathing Space - a mindfulness based stress reduction group
Mindfulness for Dads - a taster session
Parenteen - for parents of teenagers
DadsHouse (1), the UK’s leading charity for single and lone fathers has become the first organisation in Europe to offer homeless fathers temporary accommodation.
Five houses across London have been converted into studios with en suite bathrooms and shared kitchens (2) where fathers will also be to access DadsHouse support services including coaching, their buddy service and family law advice.
Dadshouse is will be taking part in the London Legal walk on Monday the 18th Of May 2015,to raise funds for the work we do in helping single dads,
wellparkproductions are making a documentary about loneliness for BBC1, we are interested in talking to any Dad who might want to talk about their experiences and help us break the stigma of loneliness. Contact www.wellparkproductions.com Or Tel 0208 932 0133
Dadshouse has been shortlised for the London Business Awards 2014,Also intervied on BBC Radio 4 with John Humprhys.BBC Radio 4,Woman's Hour with Jenni Murry.BBC Radio 5live with Tim Samuels,
WESTMINSTER DEBATE FOR FATHERS - JUNE 15th 2010
We’re back, and we’re sharing with you a letter we received from the Prime Minister recently, which very kindly shows David Cameron’s support for the work Dads House do to promote the welfare of the family through the inclusion of fathers in children’s lives.
But the Prime Minister is not the only fan of DadsHouse’s work. Maria Miller MP, who was the Minister for Disabled People from 2010 to 2012, and is now the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport and Minister for Women and Equalities, is also an avid supporter.
In Dads Shoes- An Overview with Natasha Phillips more info here > Researching reform
Parliamentary Under Secretary for the Department of Business, Innovation and Skills. Government Equalities Office, invited Dads House to attend a roundtable discussion with Jo Swinson MP on 15
May 2013 at 14:00. The roundtable is about fathers and body
confidence, and will explore how men can act as change agents for
positive body image, particularly in their role as fathers.
The motivation behind the Festival is to engage and interest a diverse group of students and local people in gender and feminism; to do this in a celebratory and interactive way, with art, craft and music as well as the usual programme of talks and lectures that are on offer in Oxford; to strengthen the feminist community in Oxford, and to bring together feminists from around the world.Dadshouse has been Invited to take part.To highlight the work we do in helping single fathers and their children.
A New Yorker by birth, Harry Borden’s formative years were spent in the South West of England where his family had a farm. After completing a photography course at Plymouth College of Art and Design Harry moved to London where his earliest commissions were for the NME.
There are only a handful of magazines that have not yet published his work and he has won many awards including prizes at the World Press Photos of 1997 and 1999.
In June 2005 Borden was awarded his first solo exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery in London, the NPG now holds more than 100 examples of Harrys work in its photographic collection.
Dadshouse will be attending an event in the House Of Commons Monday 15th March -
"Black Fatherhood in the 21st Century" - A discussion with Rt Hon David Lammy MP - Monday 15th March 2010, 12.30pm
The Mayor of Wimbledon welcomes dads house! Watch this space for more information.
Dadshouse launches the first Life Coaching Workshop in England for single dads.
Well known baby brand is looking for Dads with children under 2 years old to participate in a series
Are you a stay at home Dad that would be happy to show other Dads how you care for your baby?
Are you a working Dad that values every time with their baby and loves having fun?.
Does your partner enjoy days out with baby and messy activities?
We are looking for Dads to make a short 1-2 min video diary about their fun time hanging out with their baby. Ideally looking for Dads to demonstrate playtime, feeding and bath time