Young Fathers Project

Project Summary

This project supports Young Fathers (aged 14-24) living in Luton who need support in the following areas:

• 1-1 support

• Parenting skills

• Sexual health awareness (including c card distribution)

• Access to counselling support

• Benefit welfare advice (money & housing)

• Preparing for employment

• CV writing

• Healthy cooking classes

• Importance of learning through play (TOKKO Totz / five to thrive)

• Budgeting & money support

• Advocacy (supporting young fathers at various meetings including social care meetings)

Many young fathers present with multiple needs upon referral to the service.

For example a young father may have two children by different mothers, straight out of prison with housing needs, training and employment needs, need for ID or anger issues.

The 1-1 support offered would meet the needs of each individual; for example offering support on how to manage anger without negative consequence, assistance with linking in housing providers and private landlords to secure a fixed address, and, to help gain ID to assist with independent living following multiple prison terms.

Other assistance has included updating CVs for greater opportunities in employment and couple / relationship counselling. If relevant we support a referral on to other local relevant services that provide specific support.

Key Information

Project eligibility

Young Fathers aged 14-24 yrs old living in Luton.

Project timetable

Meeting needs of young fathers – employed or not, to be available at times that suit them. The Young Fathers Worker attendsTOKKO Totz sessions (Wednesday between 12-3pm during academic term time)

Key partners / funders

Public Health

Contact

Lead worker

Neil Hannah – Young Fathers Worker

E-mail

Neil.hannah@tokko.co.uk

Phone number

01582 544990

Outcomes

  • Experience a dedicated father’s service with 1-1 support that’s free, confidential and non-judgmental.
  • Be referred in to otherTOKKO projects & trips.
  • The opportunity to meet other young fathers.
  • Have access to other local relevant services.
  • Gain information about healthy lifestyle’s and help with employment and benefits, CV writing , cooking and budgeting.

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