Press release: 1 June 2020 A specialist helpline for one-parent families has recorded an 84% increase in calls when compared with the same period last year as parents struggle with life in lockdown. The askonefamily helpline run by charity, One Family, provides support for people parenting alone, sharing parenting and those separating. The increase comes […]
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[9 May 2020] One Family – Ireland’s organisation for people parenting alone, sharing parenting and separating, today, welcomed the announcement that the District court is working to hear more cases during the COVID crisis specifically in relation to access and child maintenance issues. One Family CEO Karen Kiernan said, “Our askonefamily helpline has been inundated […]
We hope you and your family are keeping safe and well. Over the week we have been busy on a number of different policy areas that are important to the families we represent. Access: We have updated our guidance [link] on how to manage access issues several times following regulations on the issue from government, […]
We have been all learning how to live in the new regime brought about by COVID-19. There is new information emerging every day and we are working to review this and bring you as much relevant information as possible. Please keep an eye on our Facebook and Twitter accounts for regular updates. Based on calls […]
Tomorrow March 21 is #SingleParentsDay This year, One Family is joining with Gingerbread, One Parent Families Scotland and Parenting NI to celebrate one-parent families across social media. We’d love your help in spreading the word and sharing the message that single parents are valued and invaluable. Single parent families make up 25% of all families […]
Following the restrictions announced by Government yesterday, we have put restrictions on some of our services to make sure everyone stays as safe as possible as our absolute priority is the safety and protection of parents, their families and the wider community. All our group-based programmes, Early Years Services and Child Therapy services are closed […]
Fun, family friendly, fundraiser at Third Space, Smithfield on Friday March 27 from 7.00pm-9.30pm. Third Space, as part of their Square Meal, initiative provide all the food for free, the staff work for free, you enjoy a beautiful meal in the company of lovely people and you donate what you think the meal was worth/what […]
Who We Are One Family is Ireland’s organisation for people parenting alone, sharing parenting and separating. We provide a range of specialist family support services to one-parent families and advocate for improvements in policies, legislation and services. One Family was established in 1972 as Cherish. At that time Cherish was Ireland’s first organisation for single […]
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Trading as One Family, Cherish CLG is a company limited by guarantee not having a share capital, registered in Dublin, Ireland with registered office at 8 Coke Lane, Dublin 7 and registered Company Number 45364. One Family is also a charity (Charity Regulatory Authority No. 20012212 and Charity No. 6525).
Directors of One Family: Sinéad Gibney, Jennifer Good, Helen Hall, Nuala Haughey, John-Mark McCafferty, Oonagh Buckley and Grahame Toomey.