One Family submission on the review of the Student Grant Scheme – SUSI (Student Universal Support Ireland)

One Family have made a submission to the  review of the Student Grant Scheme – SUSI (Student Universal Support Ireland).  To read the submission including One Family’s recommendations for changes to the SUSI grant to improve access and administration of the scheme for one-parent families click here.

Single Parents Day 2021

One Family launch new e-learning parenting courses

One Family, today launched 5 new, low-cost, on-line e-learning parenting courses.  The new e-courses, which are on the organisations new e-learning platform, can be completed in the comfort of your own home, at your own pace and are specially designed for people parenting alone, sharing parenting and parenting post separation (separating). To view courses click […]

One Family submission to the Family Justice Oversight Group Consultation

One Family, today, made a submission today to the Family Justice Oversight Group Consultation in  the Department of Justice in relation to Family Law Reform. To read the submission please click here.  

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 […]

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

Teachers raise vital funds for families in need

A group of primary school teachers Tara O’Sullivan, Kyna Rushe & Jana Lyons have raised over €5,000 for families in need. Through their efforts and the support of socially minded companies, charity One Family, was able to directly support vulnerable families with food, back to school hampers and children’s activity packs during the COVID lockdown […]

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 […]

Lone Parents at Increased Risk of Poverty

A report from the Department of Children and Youth Affairs states that lone parents are at increased risk of poverty. The report draws from existing data and literature to provide an understanding of what we know about the situation of children living in poverty. It also identifies the main risk factors for experiencing child poverty […]