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Join our campaign now

Let your voice be heard! Join our campaign for the General Election 2016 by emailing your local candidates to ensure one-parent families are on their agenda. Based on our Manifesto for the General Election 2016 we have identified six key areas that need to be addressed by the next government.

1 Work to end child poverty in Ireland.
2 Ensure that work pays for everyone.
3 Undertake a full review of the One Parent Family Payment (OFP) reforms and their impact on employment and poverty rates.
4 Support and recognise the value and importance of shared parenting.
5 Recognise and protect all families in the Constitution, not just married families. Repeal Article 41.
6 Invest in our Family Law Courts and services.

It’s really easy to do . Just click here to fill out the form to email to your candidates.
 

Courses for Parents

One Family run a number of different courses for those parenting alone or sharing parenting. If you are looking to get back into the workplace or continue into further education our Career Futures course might be the one for you. The course will next start on 23rd February in Dublin 2 so get in touch straight away if you are interested.

We also run a number of parenting courses including an online course that can be done from the comfort of your own home.
 

Courses include:
Positive Parenting for Changing Families
Parenting When Separated
Family Communications
Parent and Child Creative Drama
 

Check out our website for further information or give us a call on 01 662 9212

Changes to social welfare

There were a number of changes for some social welfare payments this January such as an increase in the rate of Fuel Allowance, an increase in the threshold of net income for Family Income Supplement as well as news that the €90 earnings disregard that applies to One-Parent Family Payment will also apply to those on Jobseeker’s Allowance Transition from this January.

We have written a guide for these changes and you can view it here.
 

Children and Families Relationships Act

Some elements of the Children and Family Relationships Act came into effect recently. These changes in legislation may have a direct impact on those parenting alone, sharing parenting and parenting after separation. We have outlined some of the main issues around guardianship, custody, access and maintenance.

You can read more here.
 
One Family believes in an Ireland where every family is cherished equally, and enjoys the social, financial and legal equality to create their own positive future.
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