Dads House was set up in 2008 by William McGranaghan (Billy to his friends) to help single dads with the practicalities of raising their children alone.
There are currently over 2 million non-residential dads in the UK and over 200,000 raising their children alone. Just in London 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 were 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 of their struggles.
It was Billy's dream to create a charity that could offer the support needed by single dads so he set up Dads House.
Since Dads House launched in 2008, our reputation has grown within many organisations. Today many local authorities and the UK Government often contact Dads House to help with various topics.
Our 5 year plan going forward is to have Dads House branches across the UK, enabling us to help and support as many single fathers as possible. If you would like to volunteer or help in any capacity please contact us.
Walk ins are welcome at our offices from 10am to 6pm Monday to Fridays, and then from 8am to noon on Saturdays and Sundays.