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28/10/2016

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 […]
28/10/2016

Movember

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 […]
28/10/2016

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 […]
28/10/2016

Changing lives one at a time

Case study: Changing lives one at a time Darren engaged with the project as he found out he was a dad when his son was five months old, and presented with anxiety, general support needs, and risky behaviour. The relationship with the partner had ended when she moved to the north of England. Darren was subsequently told he was a dad, which was not only a shock, but also presented him with emotional and practical issues, with his son so far away. We discussed his current situation, Darren had a strong sense of duty to provide financially, as he couldn’t […]
26/10/2016

A night at the rugby for dads and kids

The evening kick-off added to the mystique of the night for the young first timers – floodlights, fireworks, and even a bagpiper – being that Newport Gwent Dragons played Glasgow Warriors. Unfortunately the Dragons lost, due in our opinion, to a forward pass that led to a try for Glasgow, missed by the ref and TV official. We had great seats, filling an entire row right on the touchline, I’m told that we even had a brief slot on the TV when the ball was kicked to touch and narrowly missed being caught by one of our dads! Stick to […]