On the 14th December the Dads Can team were part of the Bright New Futures event at the Pierhead Building, Cardiff Bay.
In 2013 the Big Lottery released its Bright New Futures Fund aiming to give young parents across Wales the emotional resilience to combat and overcome crucial life transitions; giving both child/ren and parents the best possible chance to succeed.
Dads Can were 1 of 9 projects across Wales to secure some of the funding and set out to work with dads in a unique and revolutionary way. The projects aim is to provide those supported with a diverse range of tools upon which solid life foundations could be built, enabling a more positive outlook for the future.
Bright New Future Projects provide recognition of the huge variety of issues young parents face, and resulting need for bespoke, person centred support.
The projects identified that the little things matter, understanding the importance of “lower level” support, of the things like group work and trips.
The event was attended by a mix of representatives of the Welsh assembly, staff from the projects and most importantly the people that each project have supported.