Dads House was set up in 2008 by William McGranaghan to help single dads with the practicalities of raising their children alone. They offer a breakfast club, legal advice, a book club for kids, football, cooking classes or just a chat when you need it. They also have a community food bank for dads, mums and families who need practical support.There are currently over 2 million non-residential dads in the UK and over 200,000 raising their children alone. Just in London there are 20,000 dads who are the main carers for their children. There has been a huge change in society and these figures are expected to rise dramatically in the next 5 years. After raising his own son from an early age, William realised that there was very little support for fathers. Although there were a number of organisations available to help parents, there was no support for the practical side, no one to meet up with for a coffee and chat, people that would have an understanding of their struggles.
Since Dads House launched in 2008, their reputation has grown within many organisations. Today many local authorities and the UK Government often contact Dads House to help with various topics.
Walk ins are welcome at to their offices from 10am to 6pm Monday to Fridays, and then from 8am to noon on Saturdays and Sundays.
For more information, please visit the website: http://www.dadshouse.org.uk/