Dads Can Project

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Dads Can is a BIG Lottery funded project for dads who live in Monmouthshire or Newport. We can support those who are biological dads, expectant dads, ‘step dads’, foster dads, mum’s partner and older brothers.

We don’t tell people how to parent, or criticise, we simply provide opportunities and support to overcome barriers that may be preventing you from getting to where you want to go.

Dads Can provides a wide variety of information and support in a range of areas - from simply being there for you, supporting positive parenting and quality family time together (through regular trips and sessions), to support around personal development, training and employment.

We are in contact with a large number of organisations, and can help dads to access specific information, support and opportunities, including getting help with financial, legal, housing, social service involvement, relationship and health (physical & mental) matters.

We are confidential and flexible to meet you where you are most comfortable – so whatever your situation, or if you have any questions, get in touch with any member of the team on 01495 761115 or Facebook Search ‘DadsCanProject’ or ‘jameskristian’.

Dads Can also has their own website:


The Team


Shane Hatherall - Dads Can Development Worker

Shane Hatherall

Development Worker

07794 953780

01495 767179

Ceri Melhuish-Thomas - Dads Can Development Worker

Ceri Melhuish-Thomas

Development Worker

07720 545189

01495 767179


Contact us

To find out more about the Dads Can project visit, follow them on Twitter @DadsCan, or like their Facebook page . You can also call 01495 767 179

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Live Support

Our advisors are available Monday-Thursday 9am-4:30pm and Friday 9am-4pm. Thank you.