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This section provides an annotated list of the projects, services, and agencies/organisations that were included as part of the case-study evidence for this guide. You might want to contact some of these projects to share examples of promising practice and perhaps explore opportunities for joint working.

Projects aimed at supporting young fathers are often time-limited. Some of those listed below may have closed or been absorbed into other services. Please let us know if there are changes.

Boys2MEN (b2M), London - PROJECT HAS NOW CLOSED
An experiential group work programme of music, arts and life experience and sports for boys, young people, and fathers and their families. b2M aims to assist males who are considered vulnerable, challenging, and hard to reach, to rediscover their potential and to successfully make the transition from childhood to adulthood.
Contact: Melvyn Davis (Project Manager)

Address:
Providence House, 26 Kilburn Lane, London, NW6 4QD.
Tel: +44 (0)20 7604 5960
Email: melvyn@coram-b2m.org.uk
Website: http://www.coram.org.uk

B2b+ Project, Sunderland (PROJECT RUNNING) and the
Y-Not Project, Sunderland (PROJECT HAS NOW CLOSED)
A multi-agency initiative that provides support for teenage mums, dads, and their children. This is achieved by improving learning and health, strengthening families and communities particularly in relation to the involvement of fathers, and improving the social and emotional well-being of teenage mothers, fathers and their children. Y-Not? Project (an extension of B2b+), provides a wide range of services to young people in care, care leavers, and young mothers and young fathers. All young parents who attend B2b+ are able to access the services provided by Y-Not?
Contact: Tracy Etheridge (Young Fathers Worker) or Alison Horrox (Manager, The Place)

Address:
The Place, Hendon Health Centre, Meaburn Terrace, Hendon, Sunderland, SR1 2LR.
Tel: +44 (0)191 553 2381
Email: tracy.etheridge@sunderland.gov.uk

Fathers First, Isle of Wight
A project developed in partnership with the Isle of Wight Youth Service, local midwives, and Connexions, after a need was identified through a consultation process with agencies and young people. Fathers First provide a holistic, flexible, approach that is adaptable to individual needs and offers intensive individual support to young fathers. The service runs every Thursday in an environment of the young man's choosing.
Contact: Stuart Capewell

Address:
MY- I Office c/o Ventnor Youth Centre, Victoria Street, Ventnor, Isle of Wight, P038 1 ET.
Tel: +44 (0)1983 562 416
Email: stuart.capewell@iow.gov.uk
Website: http://www.iwyouthservice.org.uk

Fathers Plus, Newcastle
Children North East Fathers Plus Service offers training, resources, networks, support and advice to organisations and agencies who wish to engage with fathers and male carers Fathers Plus promotes change by providing training, support and resources, on a national basis, to managers and staff as well as strategic policy support and advice to senior managers.

The service runs programmes with family men and their families to demonstrate effective inclusive practice in schools, children’s centres, maternity services, prisons, youth services and other community settings.
Contact: Roger Olley (Head of Service - Father Work)

Address:
89 Denhill Park, Newcastle, NE15 6QE.
Tel: +44 (0)191 256 2444
Email: roger.olley@children-ne.org
Website: http://www.includingmen.com

Great Yarmouth Young Men's Project (GYYMP)
The GYYMP delivers sex and relationship education (SRE) to boys in a number of schools in Great Yarmouth. Support involves issues around parenthood, relationships, and sexual health. Boys not in mainstream education can access the project though the Youth Offending Team (YOT) and the Youth Service. The project also works with young men over sixteen in colleges and other training venues.
Contact: Chris Simmons (Young Men's Project Worker)

Address:
Kittywitches Centre, 156 King Street, Great Yarmouth,
Norfolk, NR30 2PA.
Tel: +44 (0)1493 331948
Email: chris.simmons@nhs.net

Hartcliffe and Withywood Teenage Parents Project (TPP), Bristol
The TPP provides support for teenage parents, teenage parents-to-be, and their children in a deprived area of Bristol. Open five days a week, the work with young fathers is supported by a strong partnership with City of Bristol College.The TPP has a number of core aims including reducing teenage pregnancy, creating safe environments for young parents to meet and build support networks, raising young parents confidence and self-esteem, and social skills development. We offer training and qualifications in numeracy, literacy and volunteering. In addition we offer hair and beauty taster courses and, in partnership with Merchants Academy, we provide level 2 qualifications in Health and Fitness. Crèche facilities are provided.
Contact: Deana Stone

Address:
Hartcliffe and Withywood Teenage Parents Project,
Tenants Centre, Gatehouse Way, Withywood, Bristol, BS13 9AN.
Tel: +44 (0)117 978 4401
Email: tpp@talk21.com
Website: http://www.hwtpp.org.uk

Health Initiatives Team, Leeds
The Health Initiatives Team at Education Leeds works with schools and other agencies to ensure that school-age parents (mothers and fathers) are able to access appropriate education, and ensure that educational achievement is not disadvantaged by pregnancy or parenthood. The team works with pregnant pupils, fathers-to-be, and young parents (mothers and fathers) who are of compulsory school-age or who are 6th form pupils or Year 11 leavers making the transition to post-16 provision.
Contact: Carole Gillan (Reintegration Officer –Teenage Parents)

Address:
Health Initiatives Team, Education Leeds, Blenheim Centre, 6 Crowther Place, Leeds, LS6 2ST.
Tel: +44 (0)113 395 1215
Email: carole.gillan@educationleeds.co.uk

Ladz 2 Dadz, Northamptonshire
A service offered by the Teenage Parent Support Team in Northamptonshire for young fathers and young fathers-to-be aged between 14-21yrs. Ladz 2 Dadz aims to provide a service that helps young fathers to meet their own, and their babies/children's basic physical, social and emotional needs. Work is varied, individually tailored, and focuses on issues such as employment, education and training, parenting skills, legal/welfare rights, housing and benefits.
Address:
Teenage Parents Support Team, 43-45 Sanders Road, Wellingborough, NN8 4NL.
Tel: +44 (0)1933 231 050

Lewisham's Young Fathers Project
The multi-agency Teenage Pregnancy 'Virtual' Team based in South London works to provide holistic and integrated support packages for teenage parents and parents- to-be (mothers and fathers). The Young Fathers Project was created to help local young fathers acknowledge the importance of being a dad and develop self-confidence as people and as fathers. Support to help improve outcomes with the young father's child is flexible and wide-ranging including mediation work with families, sex and relationship education, parenting skills, and other advice as required.
Contact: Owen Thomas (Young Fathers Worker)

Address:
Working with Men, Unit K401, Tower bridge business complex, 100 Clements road, London, SE16 4DG.
Tel: +44 (0)207 237 5353
Email: o.thomas@workingwithmen.org
Website: http://www.young-fathers.org.uk

Mancroft Advice Project (M.A.P.), Norwich
A free independent information, advice, and counselling service for young people aged between 11-25yrs. Provision includes a drop-in for young fathers, practical advice and information, skills development, and support for issues relating to being young men as well as young fathers. Other services include advice on housing, benefits and advocacy, a children and young peoples rights worker, a young fathers worker, free pregnancy testing, free condoms, and a Connexions drop-in.
Contact: Andy Wood (Young Fathers Project Worker)

Address:
MAP (Mancroft Advice Project), The Risebrow Centre, Chantry Road, Norwich, NR2 1RF.
Tel: 0800 917 5917
Website: http://www.map11-25.org

Milton Keynes, Young Fathers Project
Offers one-to-one and group support, providing advice and information for young fathers, and young fathers-to-be under the age of 25yrs. Support includes advice and information on parenting skills, housing and benefits, social and communication skills, independent living, sexual health, and counselling. The service is available for young fathers regardless of the status of their relationship with the mother and/or child.
Contact: Hayden Tennant (Young Fathers Coordinator)

Address:
c/o Brook Advisory Centre, Acorn House, 355 Midsummer Boulevard, Milton Keynes, MK9 3HP.
Tel: +44 (0)1908 606 561
Email: hayden.tennant@brookmk.org.uk

New Dad Project
Funded by Lambeth Children Centres, this project is run by St. Michael's Fellowship in South London to engage with and support new or expectant young fathers. Most young men currently participating are aged 16-20. The project is particularly successful in reaching African-Caribbean fathers and most of the young men are engaged through the project's strong links with antental services at Guy's and St Thomas ' hospitals.

Contact: Matthew Hay

Address:
New Dad Project coordinator
Tel: 0208 677 888
Email: matt@stmichaelsfellowship.org.uk

St. Michael's Fellowship
Tel: 020 8677 6888
Website: www.stmichaelsfellowship.org.uk


NEWPIN, South East London
NEWPIN works with parents and other primary carers of children who are in need of support in their role as parents. The Fathers Project (based in Peckham) supports fathers in their efforts to develop positive and emotionally sensitive relationships with their children.
Contact: Howard Jones

Address:
163 Commercial Way, Peckham, London, SE15 1AU.
Tel: +44 (0)20 7252 8283
Email: howard.jones@fwa.org.uk
http://www.newpin.org.uk

Salford Young Fathers Project
Set up in 2005, the project is a partnership between the Salford Youth Service and the Salford Teenage Pregnancy Team. It offers one-to-one support to any young father/father-figure aged under 25 in Salford. The support covers issues such as coping with being a father, benefits, housing, relationships, education and training, and wider services for parents.
Contact: Tom Cole

Address:
Salford Opportunities Centre
2 Paddington Close, off Churchill Way
Salford , M6 5PL
Tel: +44 (0)161 603 6874 / 0797 196 3167
Email: tom.cole@salford.gov.uk
Website: www.salford.gov.uk/life-events-teenage-pregnancy

Sure Start, Berwick-upon-Tweed
Midwife run classes for fathers-to-be in rural Northumberland. The Sure Start Borough outreach team is co-located at Wooler Fire Station but also operates out of the Childrens Centre in Berwick. Sessions are held in the evening to accommodate working hours, and held at the local maternity department. Personal invitations to fathers-to-be are given during ante-natal home visits to engage fathers early in the process.
Contact: Paula Thomas (Midwife)

Address:
Sure Start Berwick Borough, Wooler Fire Station, South Road, Wooler, Northumberland, NE71 6SN.
Tel: +44 (0)1289 356622
Website: http://www.surestartberwickborough.org.uk

Teenage Pregnancy Support Service (TPSS), Hull
The TPSS is a centrally based team comprised of a coordinator and four teenage pregnancy advisers with different specialisms including school-age parents, pregnancy and child health, housing, and young fathers. One-to-one support and advice on a range of issues is available for young parents (mothers and fathers). Work with young fathers is fully integrated into mainstream support services for young parents.
Contact: Simon King (Teenage Pregnancy Advisor – Young Fathers)

Address:
Teenage Pregnancy Support Service, First Floor, Conifer House, 32-36 Prospect Street, Hull, HU2 8PX.
Tel: +44 (0)1482 336 380
Email: simon.king@hullcc.gov.uk

Glad4Dads, Oxford
Relying on a group of volunteers, Glad 4Dads work to provide support to young fathers. Currently provide accredited courses to encourage fathers back into education, back into work and to be more active with their children.
Contact: Glen Berley

Address:
26 Kingfishers Green, Greater Leys, Oxford, OX4 7BX.
Tel: +44 (0)1865 779 298
Email: glenberley@aol.com

Upfront Teenage Pregnancy Team, Bradford - PROJECT HAS NOW CLOSED
The Upfront team are currently developing services for Black and Minority Ethnic (BME) young fathers in Bradford based on research recently undertaken by a member of the team. Positive links with Sure Start (Manningham and West Bowling), mean the team has developed considerable expertise in engaging with BME teenage fathers.
Contact: Nicola Corrigan (Teenage Pregnancy Advisor)

Address:
Upfront Teenage Pregnancy Team, C/O Bradford Youth Service,
1 City Road, Bradford, BD8 8ER.
Tel: +44 (0)1274 432 445
Email: enquiries@upfontonline.info

Young Fathers Outreach Project, Gloucestershire
A multi-agency initiative targeting young fathers and young fathers-to-be in a 3 stage support project. In stage one, a Gloucestershire-specific resource (You've Scored!) has been developed for use by workers, young fathers, and young fathers to-be. In stage two, the project will train professionals so that they can offer support, advice and information on issues that may affect young fathers, their partners and their children. Stage three will involve the development of a targeted support service for young fathers.
Contact: Paul Hopkins (Sexual Health Improvement Specialist)

Address:
NHS Gloucestershire, Sanger House, 5220 Valiant Court, Gloucester Business Park, Brockworth, Gloucester. GL3 4FE
Tel: +44 (0)8454 222 718
Email: paul.hopkins@glos.nhs.uk


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