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Description: Dads R Us is a volunteer run support group based in North Halifax, for Dads and Male Carers of children within the area. Dads and Male Carers who regularly attend the breakfasts and meetings also have free access to an allotment where the Group grow a range of fruit and vegetables from potatoes to gooseberries. We meet every Thursday evening. Throughout the year Dads R Us arranges fun trips out to farms and museums, camping trips and Dads evenings out. Dads R Us are looking for Dads and Male Carers to join the Group and to share their valued skills. Visit their Facebook group Dads R Us.
Description: Website for fathers. Online community for fathers. A voice for Dads. Run by the Family Matters Institute. Support and advice on family issues, relationship issues, education, child safety, finance, men's health and fun for fathers and their children.
Dads Group (HX3 6PU)
Description: For Dads, male carers and Grandads. Free group - come along and spend quality time on various weekly activities. Support and advice also available.
Description: Voluntary support group for single dads who care for their children either full or part time and fathers who are having contact difficulties. For Dads who have decided to take on the 'system' without the benefit of a solicitor or other qualified advocate, they may choose to be supported by a 'McKenzie Friend', who can act in a support role in a common law court. (Paul Rogan, although not legally qualified, acts in this role drawing on his own experiences.) No subscription charges; donations welcome.
Kidz Foundation (HX3 6SN)
Description: This registered charity provides grants for families with children with illness and disabilitities. Offers grants to pay for home modifications, medical equipment or a short UK holiday for the family, which of course includes mum, dad and any siblings. Applications accepted from families living in the Yorkshire region.