Annual Review 2015 & New Strategy
We also launched our Annual Review 2015. Last year, calls to our askonefamily helpline increased by another 20%, mainly owing to governmental reform of the One Parent Family Payment which led to fear, and reduced income for many who were surviving on already tight budgets. Our fifth Family Day Festival saw 5,000 people celebrate family diversity. Our services including counselling, parent supports like mediation, and askonefamily supported over 3,400 people in 2015.
In the short video below, 10 year old Dani talks about our work and the issues facing diverse families in Ireland today, while Karen Kiernan, our CEO, looks to the future with our new Strategy 2016-2018 and our ongoing commitment to cherish all children and all families, and to work towards a society that does not discriminate based on family type.