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Bright New Futures Event

On the 14th December the Dads Can team were part of the Bright New Futures event at the Pierhead Building, Cardiff Bay.

Getting help with access to your children

Dads Can has recently entered its 4th year, and during that time we have worked with well over 250 dads and engaged with a similar number or services and organisations. We have built up a large knowledge base, learning from partner organisations and dads alike. No two dads are the same, but we have found several themes that affect many of the dads we work with. One is around parental rights and access to children, which is obviously a major area for any dad. We get regular phone calls from dads saying that their ex-partner has stopped them seeing their […]

Employment training at Cardiff City FC

We ran a two-week employment course with Cardiff City Foundation – however this employment course was different to what you would normally expect! Skills, qualifications and friendships gained, self-esteem and confidence increased, and lots of fun has been had by all. This course was serious, with accredited qualifications being gained and work experience undertaken, as well as dads being moved outside of their comfort zone. But there were also stadium tours, behind the scenes info, a lot sports played, coaching skills gained, team work and leadership sessions completed. The dads travelled four hours each day, proving that they were committed and […]


Here at Dads Can we are proud to support Movember and have been doing so for the last three years. We support a wide variety of men, from all different backgrounds and understand that sometimes seeking help can be difficult. Whether it’s physical health, mental health, relationship support, substance misuse, social service involvement, child contact issues or simply having someone to talk to – we are here and listening. By taking part in Movember, not only do we wear highly suspect facial hair for a month – which amuses every man and his dog, but in doing so we help […]

From homelessness to employment

Case study: From homelessness to employment Rob is a new first time dad just out of his teenage years. He engaged with the project when he and his young family found themselves homeless. We supported Rob to identify and access the appropriate services, while providing emotional support alongside this. Soon after Rob engaged with us, he was found a place in a local hostel, which greatly unsettled him, as he feared it wasn’t appropriate for his young son. We spoke with housing and ensured relevant paperwork was submitted in a timely manner, and a family home was offered to him […]