Young Dads At The Helm

commutyLeeds City Council Inner South Community Committee.

Young dads at the helm. New Health for All employee Tom Senior is hoping to put young dads on the map with his new project. Tom, who is based at Tenants Hall in Middleton, will be setting up two weekly groups offering short courses and activities for young dads and their children. The funding for Tom’s role is from The Esmee Fairbairn Foundation.

The purpose of this project to improve confidence among young dads and develop skills towards learning and employment, helping dads develop better parenting and create positive role models and make a positive contribution to families. Tom as an advocate for young fathers will enable dads to access training, education, volunteering and employment opportunities. Another component of this innovative project will be the establishment of a Young Dads Forum, as an opportunity to articulate what barriers and issues affect the men as well as their aspirations and aims for the future.