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Welcome to Dads House

 
Dads House was set up in 2008 by William McGranaghan to help single dads with the practicalities of raising their children alone.....

 

There are currently over 2 million non residential dads in the UK and over 200,000 raising their children alone.

In London alone there are 20,000 dads who are the main carers for their children.

We have seen 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 was a number of organisations available to help parents, there was no support for the practicle side, no one to meet up with for a coffee and chat, people that would have an understanding on their struggles.

It was Billy's dream create a charity that could offer the support needed by single dads.

Since Dads House launched in 2008, our reputation has grown within many organisations, local authorities and the UK Government, who often contact Dads House to help with various topics.

In 2013 Dads House launched in Kent. Our 5 year plan going forward is to have Dads House branches accross th UK, enabling us to help and support as many single fathers as possible.

 

Cancer and Death

One sunny day in August 3 months after Freddie was born Louise was diagnosed with a Glioblastoma Multiforme Grade IV. The medical term for a terminal brain cancer with a life expectancy of between 1 and 2 years. It's a bastard which they don't know much about. Normally found in older men. There are 4 grades, with 4 being the most aggressive. In its worst state it can double in size in a matter of weeks. There are also unique cases where people can live for years, but the bell curve peaked at 11 months on wikipedia, the Spanish surgeon said at 12 months and the UK surgeon 18 months.

None were right. 3 months 6 days later she died.

If, like me, you always watch The Snowman at Christmas. By the time it is shown in the late afternoon you might have had a sherry or two, and I'll always have a huge lump in my throat which even the neighbours can hear me swallow. Well, the closing scene chokes you up because in many ways, this is what it feels like to see your partner of 12 years pass away. https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=sv-hizR6dUk

In no time at all you watch everything you loved, everything you built, everything you were excited about melt into a mere shadow of what it ones was. And soon you become painfully aware that there is absolutely nothing you can do, or say, or pay to change the nightmare that is taking place in front of you.

And in the end we are left with her scarf in the wardrobe, that I can’t bring myself to open; her hat on the shelf that I can't stop at and the other bits of our everyday life strewn across the house in exactly the same way it was before August.
"Dads House Food bank,offers dads a fantastic avenue to go and discuss any issues they have and have a coffee"
Jimmy Page

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Dads & Kids Breakfast Club

Dads House Dads & Kids Breakfast club is held every Saturday 9am to 11am

We are looking for a new sponsor for our breakfast club.

Worlds End Under 5's Centre

18 Blantyre Street

Chelsea

London

SW10 0DS

Come along and meet other dads, Let the Children play and take part in many of our fun activities whilst enjoying breakfast and a hot beverage, Since we relaunched the breakfast club in Jan 2018, we have welcomed over 100 Dads and their children.

  

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