The Edinburgh lone fathers project or Dad's club, has been helping to support and help lone and contact dads for over ten years.
This project is a joint venture between One-parent families Scotland (OPFS) and Gilmerton child and family centre, with funding from sure start.
It is non-supervised and the dads support worker- Tom Carroll, is on hand to deal with any enquiries or issues some of the dads may have.
It provides the opportunity for the fathers and their children to take part in activities and outings on Saturday mornings.
The fathers and the children pick the activities/outings that take place.
In the past the trips have been to museums, the story telling centre, soft play areas (when its been raining) and also when the sun shines we try and get out to Country Park, and do out door activities. In the past we have had a BBQ out at Dalkeith Country Park, and also an Easter egg rolling session.
We have helped fathers back into education, parenting classes and even volunteering opportunities. During the week we have also seen the fathers take part in healthy cooking classes, photography classes and provided the opportunity for some dads to use leisure centres. This varies as it depends on what the dads needs are.
For more information on the Edinburgh lone dads club please contact Tom Carroll on 07796212498 or Kenny Spence on 0131 664 1202 www.dadsclub.org.uk or email us here