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Press release: January 2016

DADSHOUSE FIRST ORGANISATION TO OFFER FATHERS TEMPORARY ACCOMMODATION

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.

Billy McGranaghan (3), Founder of DadsHouse:

“DadsHouse is delighted to be the first organisation in Europe to help single dads with temporary accommodation, and to give them time to get back on their feet and to build a healthy relationship with their children after a family breakdown.

We are starting this exciting project in South London and aim to offer this support in every borough.”

Fathers can find out more about DadsHouse accommodation via their local authority or by contacting DadsHouse direct. (4)

For more information, please visit www.dadshouse.org.uk.

ENDS

If you would like to know more about DadsHouse and their temporary accommodation scheme, please contact:

Natasha Phillips

Mobile 07769 647 983

Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

NOTES TO EDITORS

(1)  DadsHouse is the UK’s leading charity for single and lone fathers, and creates a network of support for dads through counselling, general advice, and activities.

(2)  The houses are located in Lewisham, Bexley and Greenwich. They have been converted into studios, with each being able to accommodate 5 fathers. Dads can stay for as long as they need to, or until their Local Authority finds further suitable accommodation.

(3)  Billy McGranaghan set up DadsHouse after being unable to find support as a lone father. He raised his son Sam on his own in London.

(4)  Further enquiries about DadsHouse housing can be sent to DadsHouse by emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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