Drop-in service offers advice to dads

Young fathers in Thetford are set to get more support after the formation of a new drop-in service.Officials at Keystone Development Trust are inviting fathers to the Dads' Place group at the Abbey Neighbourhood Centre.

Young fathers in Thetford are set to get more support after the formation of a new drop-in service.

Officials at Keystone Development Trust are inviting fathers to the Dads' Place group at the Abbey Neighbourhood Centre.

The service, open every Saturday from noon to 2pm, aims to advise and inform young fathers on subjects such as pregnancy, childbirth, work, relationships, money, health and legal rights, as well as tips and strategies for praising and playing with their children.

The formation of the group is part of Keystone Development Trust's two-year Young Parents Project, which is funded by a £70,000 grant from the Camelot Foundation.

Ricky Aylott, fathers worker who works at Dads' Place, said: “All

too often dads' needs can be overlooked. Dads have such a

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huge role with supporting partners and their children.”

Trips, activities and a newsletter are also planned by the group.

Sarah Lynam, young parents project coordinator for Keystone, said more young fathers were needed to volunteer their time to help run the group when funding runs out.

For more information call 01842 821643.