We Have Moved

We are settling into our new premises in Smithfield, Dublin 7. There will be some disruption to services during this time. Our emails and telephones numbers remain the same, and are operational. For location and transport information, click below.

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Programmes for Parents

Would you like to get back to education and/or work but don’t know where to start?  Do you need support in making changes to your life? Our programmes New Futures and Options may be for you.

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This year, our 45th anniversary, we will say farewell to our Headquarters, Cherish House, and move to Smithfield. Can you help by supporting our Building Futures Fund?

 

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Helpline

askonefamily is the helpline for people parenting alone, sharing parenting, separating, or experiencing a crisis pregnancy. Call askonefamily on 1890 66 22 12 or 01 662 9212, from Monday to Friday between 10am – 2pm.

 

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Training | Autumn Courses for Parents and Professionals are Booking Now

Training | Autumn Courses for Parents and Professionals are Booking Now

One Family offers an exciting suite of training programmes for people who are parenting alone, or sharing parenting after separation, including a number of free courses; and also programmes for professionals who work with parents, children and families. Whether returning to education or employment, building on skills to strengthen family life, or continuing professional development, Autumn is the perfect time of year to start working towards something that can bring rewards now and in the new year to come. Our courses incorporate 45 years of experience in supporting parents. Your perfect training opportunity may be just a click away. Read on to find out[...]
Vacancy | Parenting and Welfare to Work Facilitator

Vacancy | Parenting and Welfare to Work Facilitator

One Family is hiring. We are seeking experienced facilitators to deliver our programmes for parents. One Family has developed manualised programmes which will be delivered by facilitators in both our Parenting and Programmes services. Our programmes aim to support lone parents to meet the challenges of parenting alone and progress into sustainable training, education and employment opportunities.   To find out more about the role and application process, please go to our Vacancies page here.[...]
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Policy | Update from the 'Policy Desk'

Valerie Maher, our Policy & Programmes Manager, writes about some of our recent policy work. The Policy Service has been very busy over the summer. We attended the Social Inclusion Forum in June with a member of our volunteer Policy Panel who is parenting alone. The Forum encourages discussion on social inclusion issues between officials from Government Departments, Community and Voluntary Organisations and people experiencing poverty. In July, we developed our Pre-Budget Submission and attended the Pre-Budget Forum hosted by the Department of Social Protection.This year our submission is focussed on in-work supports, childcare, housing, child poverty, reforming our family law system[...]
Policy | New Initiatives for Lone Parent Access to Higher Level Education

Policy | New Initiatives for Lone Parent Access to Higher Level Education

The Department of Education has today issued a review completed by academics at Maynooth University which sought to identify the barriers lone parents face in accessing higher level education. The review also examined the trends in participation and completion rates by lone parents in higher education and the range of measures that are currently available to support lone parents. One Family was consulted as part of this process as a representative stakeholder group. The recommendations of the Report echo One Family’s recent Pre-Budget Submission. Lone parents need additional supports that recognise their parenting responsibilities in order to access educational opportunities. A summary[...]
Media | One Family Podcast: Farewell to Cherish House

Media | One Family Podcast: Farewell to Cherish House

Last month, after over forty years in Cherish House on Lower Pembroke Street, One Family moved to new premises in Smithfield, Dublin 7 to more fully meet the need of parents and children as demand for our supports and services continues to grow. While looking forward to the move and to welcoming clients to the new building, everyone who has lived, worked or visited Cherish House over the decades has been moved by the story of the building, by its history and by the memories it holds. Just before moving, our founding member Maura O'Dea Higgins and some of One Family's[...]

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