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USEFUL LINKS

If you would like further information about any of the family information services then please email: askcyps@bristol.gov.uk


NATIONAL & LOCAL ORGANISATIONS INVOLVED IN WORKING WITH FATHERS

www.spanuk.org.uk
A great website for single fathers

www.gingerbread.org.uk/
Leading support organisation for million lone parents and their children throughout the UK

www.onespace.org.uk/
This website is brought together to give information, advice and first-hand experiences to help you manage and enjoy life as a single parent.

www.parentstalk.co.uk/
Because you're always a parent.

www.fnf.org.uk/fnfindex.htm
Families Need Fathers is a registered UK charity which provides information and support to parents, including unmarried parents, of either sex. FNF is chiefly concerned with the problems of maintaining a child's relationship with both parents during and after family breakdown. Founded in 1974, FNF helps thousands of parents every year.

www.fatherhoodinstitute.org
The national information centre on fatherhood. We're here to help you harness the full potential of fatherhood with news, training information, policy updates, research summaries and guides for supporting fathers and their families.

www.surestart.gov.uk/aboutsurestart/

Sure Start is a Government programme which aims to achieve better outcomes for children, parents and communities by:
•  increasing the availability of childcare for all children
•  improving health and emotional development for young children
•  supporting parents as parents and in their aspirations towards employment.

www.dfes.gov.uk/
The Department for Education and Skills was established with the purpose of creating opportunity, releasing potential and achieving excellence for all.

www.nhsdirect.nhs.uk

Call the NHS Direct telephone service on 0845 4647 at any time of the day or night. You will be asked to provide some basic information about yourself and to describe the nature of your call. If you need advice about a health problem, you are asked if you are calling for yourself or on behalf of someone else and are asked to explain:
•  What the symptoms are, how they affect you/the person and when they began;
•  What you/the person have tried already;
•  Any drugs you/the person are already taking;
•  Any existing medical conditions;
•  Anything else you think is relevant.

If you are calling on behalf of someone else, that person needs to be in the same room as you so that the nurse can accurately assess their symptoms.NHS Direct nurses will use their skills and experience, together with a comprehensive computer system, to advise you on the most appropriate course of action to take.

www.meningitis.org.uk/
Meningitis and septicaemia are life-threatening diseases.
Knowing the symptoms of meningitis and septicaemia, and acting quickly to get medical help, can save lives. Someone who has meningitis or septicaemia needs medical help immediately.

www.jobsword.co.uk/bristol.html
Employment opportunities

www.fnf.org.uk
Fathers need fathers

www.parentsonline.gov.uk
Information and support for parents on how to help with your child's learning, including advice on choosing a school and finding childcare.

www.bristol-city.gov.uk/events

BCC events link

www.2-in-2-1.co.uk/services/fathersdirect
Getting hitched

www.homedad.org.uk
Support group for stay-at-home dads

www.jrf.org.uk
Joseph Rowntree Foundation. Research on working with fathers

www.workingfamilies.org.uk
Working Familie

www.mensproject.org
Kick Start Action Learning Project

www.lsc.gov.uk
The Learning and Skills Council

www.lifelonglearning.co.uk
Lifelong Learning

www.nfpi.org
National Family and Parenting Institute