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 eager, demonstrating real potential for employers.
Dads Can supports dads in a range of areas that each dad identifies himself.
We don’t have a set list of things you need to complete. If a Dad wants someone to talk to, help with employment, relationships, social service involvement, physical and mental health, education and training, housing and benefits support, access to legal advice, parenting support etc. we are there for them.
We provide trips and sessions for dads, dads and their children, and their whole family. We know how beneficial a few hours out of the house together can be.
To clarify, we work with ANY dad: expectant dads, father figures, stepdads, foster dads etc. You don’t have to be living with your children. The only criteria are you are aged 14-25 and you or your children live in Newport or Monmouthshire.
If you are outside the age range or counties please still get in touch as we are connected to hundreds of helpful organisations that could support you.
Kind regards, Dads Can