Welcome to Dads House
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.
Dadshouse will be attending an event in the House Of Commons Monday 15th March -
"Black Fatherhood in the 21st Century" - A discussion with Rt Hon David Lammy MP - Monday 15th March 2010, 12.30pm
The Grimond Room, House of Commons
Against the backdrop of an increasingly prominent focus in the media on the role of the family in modern Britain, David Lammy and three guest panelists (TBC) will outline their views on fatherhood in the black community. The event will also screen a number of short films on the issue made by David Lammy and actor Femi Oyeniranon (Star of Kidulthood and Adulthood).
David Lammy MP is currently Minister of State for the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills and MP for Tottenham. Elected to Parliament in 2000, he has held ministerial positions in the Departments of Health, Constitutional Affairs and Culture, Media and Sport.
Runnymede is a social policy research organisation focused on race equality and race relations. We work by:
Investigating challenges to race equality and good race relations
Enabling effective action for social change
Influencing policy at all levels through providing thought leadership and robust evidence
Runnymede Platform aims to create a space in which senior political figures can discuss issues of race equality with critical comment from the academic community. Contributors to the series so far have included Conservative Shadow Justice Secretary Dominic Grieve MP and Liberal Democrat Equalities Spokesperson Lynne Featherstone MP