Lads Needs Dads

Based in Tendring, North East Essex, Lads Need Dads CIC is an award winning Not-For-Profit Community Interest Company, set up to prevent potential problems and address existing ones where boys are missing a father-figure in their lives.

We do this by providing:

  • A male-led group Mentoring Programme

  • Bush-craft survival training and outdoor activities 

  • On-going support and life-skills training

  • Volunteering opportunities

  • Leadership and Peer mentoring

54% of boys who completed our pilot programme in 2017, had renewed or increased contact with their fathers. 75% reported improved relationship with their fathers. Through our work we increase boys confidence, self-esteem, resilience and more importantly, emotional intelligence and the ability to manage emotions. With input from our male mentors both boys and mums see the valuable role men play in the lives of boys. This has led to increased contact with fathers. Our work ‘supports’ Dads and values their role. Ultimately, however, our work is focussed primarily on supporting, equipping and empowering boys.

The team of Directors work and/or have a background in Education, Criminal Justice, Health and Social Care and the Statutory and Voluntary Sector.