Submissions on Parent’s Leave and Benefit

One Family this week made two submission to the Joint Committee on Children, Disability, Equality and Integration in relation to the General Scheme of the Parent’s Leave and Benefit (Amendment) Bill.

The first submission was on behalf of One Family, that submission can be read here and the second was a joint submission with other NGOs (Barnardos , Children’s Rights Alliance , FLAC (Free Legal Advice Centres) , Focus Ireland , National Women’s Council , One Family , Society of St Vincent de Paul , SPARK and Treoir) as part of the National One-Parent Family Alliance, that submission can be read here.

We’re hiring!

One Family, Ireland’s national organisation for one-parent families, is currently recruiting to fill two positions. We are recruiting for the position of part-time Policy Manager and a full-time Parent Support Coach. For more details on both roles click: here One Family is an equal opportunities employer

We’re hiring Telephone Counsellors for the My Options phone line

Are you an experienced professionally accredited counsellor? Would you like to join a team of professional counsellors providing information & support to those with an unplanned pregnancy? The MyOptions phone line is recruiting for Telephone Counsellors https://bit.ly/3lsrts9

A third of one-parent families surveyed have been pushed onto social welfare because of a lack of childcare

Childcare survey

As the economy re-opens and people are called back to work, we are asking parents to complete a quick two-minute survey about their childcare concerns and whether they think it will impact their income/job security.

To fill out this anonymous survey click here:

We are looking to quantify parents’ concerns as part of the #ChildcarePreventsHomelessness campaign with Focus Ireland, Children’s Right Alliance, Barnardos Ireland, Treoir, FLAC, Dress for Success and the National Women’s Council of Ireland.