Client Services | One Family

By: One Family  05/12/2011

The following posts are related to services for One Family clients

One Family would like to acknowledge the sad passing of our former colleague Leanne Kidd yesterday 25 October. Leanne was our first Keyworker and her positive energy and commitment helped many people move forward in their lives. We send condolences to her husband, family and many friends.

13 out of 15 lone parents who completed One Families’ Marks and Starts getting back to work programme have been offered part-time seasonal contracts.

Marks & Start is funded by Marks & Spencer and offers participants a pre-employment training course, followed by a two-week work placement with one of the most respected high street names and on-going support from One Family towards achieving their goals.

Stuart Duffin, One Family Welfare to Work Manager explains ‘The lone parents who take part learn what they’ve got to offer employers and how to present themselves positively in applications and interviews. They find out about childcare and how they can make working a practical and beneficial option. It’s a great way for someone to get a confidence boost, a sense of direction and a new awareness of the help that’s on offer. The placement with Marks and Spencer proves to participants and future employers alike that lone parents can combine being a parent with paid work.’

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New Futures is a highly resourced career planning programme which runs two mornings a week from the 26 September 2011 to mid May 2012. Participants can avail of one-to-one mentoring to assist with their personal goals, counselling, parent mentoring and the One Family information service.

Options is a skills based programme and includes three FETAC level 4 modules in Healthcare, Entrepreneurial Skills and IT skills. It starts on October 5 in partnership with Ballsbridge College of Further Education. The One Family career clinic will be offered to Options participants at the end of the programme.

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One Family is committed to continued development of its offering to lone parents wishing to return to work/ and or education. In conjunction with Ballsbridge College of Further Education we are now offering the opportunity to take additional FETAC level 4 modules as part of One Family Options programme. One Family is now recruiting for the following programmes:

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If you are looking for some entertainment for the kids this weekend, The Ark in Dublin are offereing one-parent families free tickets to a concert this Saturday 23 July. There are 25 places and if you parent alone or share parenting and want to go you need to call Sarah at One Family, 01 6629212, by Friday.

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One Family is committed to supporting lone parents wishing to return to work and/or education and we are excited about all the new opportunities and courses we have no offer.

We are now recruiting for:

  • The New Futures Programme (FETAC Level 4 Career Planning)
  • The New Futures Programme (FETAC Level 5 Personal and Professional Development)
  • The Options Programme – in conjunction with Ballsbridge College of Further Education we are now offering the opportunity to take additional FETAC level 4 modules as part of One Family Options programme.

Contact Helen or Aisling on 01 6629212 or and

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Vacancies | One Family

At the end of the six or nine month placement the participant will have gained invaluable experience about branding, PR, event management, how to deal with the media, how to manage budgets and how to plan press campaigns and launches – and how to use Web 2.0 Technologies as communication/marketing tools.


Media | One Family

The report outlines that in 2001 85% of single parents were women aged 25-65 and that these women are statistically less educated than married counterparts, face higher level of unemployed, are underpaid, as well as suffer bad health and increased level of stress due to their fragile situation.


Fundraisers | One Family

During our Best Will in the World Week, from Monday 17 to Friday 21 October 2011, we are encouraging members of the general public to visit a local participating solicitor to have a will drawn up or changed and to consider leaving a legacy to their favourite charity.


Press Releases | One Family

INTERNATIONAL DAY OF THE FAMILY CELEBRATED WITH FAMILY DAY PICNIC & FREE ENTERTAINMENT IN IVEAGH GARDENS PICNIC HELD BY ONE FAMILY AND EBS BUILDING SOCIETY TO CELEBRATE FAMILIES IN IRELAND Sunday 15th May, 2011 – Today is UN International Day of the Family, an annual celebration of the diversity of families and family life across the world.


General | One Family

At the launch of One Family’s Strategy 2010-2012 and Annual Report 2010 at Dublin Castle, Breffny Morgan, Star of TV3?s Apprentice, spoke about his own positive experiences being brought up in a one-parent family, ‘I consider myself the proud product of a single-parent family.