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Child Poverty

The current reform of the One Parent Family Payment (OFP) is failing our families. This means that Ireland’s most vulnerable parents and children will experience even greater poverty. Find out why and what our solutions are.

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Social Group Outings

We are delighted to announce that the One Family Social Group outings schedule for Summer 2015 is now available. Join us for a trip to Dublin Zoo, Glendalough National Park and many more.

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Professionals

Invest in your professional development in 2015 with our acclaimed Positive Parenting for Changing Families and Family Communications training courses.  These accredited programmes are designed for people who work with children, teenagers, parents and families. Call Paula on 01 662 9212 to find out more.

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Parents

Registration is ongoing for our 2015 parenting courses in Dublin 2 and online. Also Welfare to Work and Education programmes including New Futures and Options are enrolling. These programmes for people who parent alone or share parenting offer a range of wrap-around supports including mentoring and free childcare in our crèche.  Call 01 662 9212 or click below to find out more.

 

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Parenting | 10 Ways to Have Fun This Summer

Parenting | 10 Ways to Have Fun This Summer

It is easy to trudge through the summer months wishing they were over, especially when we may not have the money for a holiday at a time when it seems that everyone is going away.  However, you can still have fun over the summer months without it costing money. Try to make a conscious effort to do something different this summer. Enjoy special time with your children and do you best to put aside any worries or issues you may have going on, even for part of the day. If you live near a forest, park or even a lovely big field, why not[...]
Government Activation Policy Comes into Effect for 30,000 One-Parent Families

Government Activation Policy Comes into Effect for 30,000 One-Parent Families

Press Release Thousands of children are poorer today as government activation policy comes into effect for 30,000 one-parent families with children aged 7   (Dublin, Wednesday 24 June 2015) Thursday 25 June is the last date of payment of the One-Parent Family Payment to over 30,000 families as their youngest child reaches 7 years of age. This is resulting in increased levels of consistent poverty for many vulnerable families. Two national organisations, One Family and the Society of St Vincent de Paul, have again highlighted the lack of supports put in place to minimise the impact on the families affected. “The Tánaiste must act urgently to[...]
Parenting | 10 Ways to Manage School Holidays

Parenting | 10 Ways to Manage School Holidays

For some parents the school holidays are a respite time with a relaxed routine. However, it can be a nightmare for others and so requires a lot of planning and management. As parents we learn quickly that when raising children it is important to have as many options and resources as you can possibly gather. Managing childcare over the summer months can be a challenge and early planning is the key. Research what summer camps are running in your area. What are their price ranges? Children love to engage with their peers. These interactions help them to develop their confidence and[...]
Parenting | 10 Ways to Prepare For School Tours

Parenting | 10 Ways to Prepare For School Tours

School tours can be a time of great excitement for many children and one of dread for many parents. The cost may be one issue, but especially for those with younger children it may be the first time you have allowed anyone take your child on a day out. It is ok to feel anxious about placing your trust in the childcare team to take good care of your little ones. Managing your own anxieties is the key to supporting your child to go on these trips with ease. Don’t panic. Children are very sensitive to our tone of voice, even if[...]
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Press Release | One Family Demands Reform of the One-Parent Family Payment Stops Immediately

One Family demands Reform of the One-Parent Family Payment stops immediately before more poor children are harmed (Dublin, Tuesday 9 June 2015) One Family – Ireland’s organisation for people parenting alone, sharing parenting and separating demands an immediate stop, review and reversal of this current reform. Stuart Duffin, One Family, Director of Policy and Programmes, comments: “The current reform of the One Parent Family Payment (OFP) is failing our families. This means that Ireland’s most vulnerable parents and children will experience even greater poverty. This reform is being phased in with the stated aim of enabling lone parents in receipt of the OFP to[...]

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