Single Parent Action Network

Single Parent Action Network

Charity information

Single Parent Action Network

SPAN is a unique national organisation working to support and empower families living in poverty and isolation across the country to improve their life chances and play a greater part in society.

Founded 1990

  • Mission statement

    SPAN is a unique national organisation set up under the Third European Poverty Programme in 1990 to support and empower families living in poverty and isolation across the country to improve their life chances and play a great part in society.
    Our main aims and activities are to:
    1. Enable disadvantaged families to strengthen their well-being through improving self-esteem and mental health, parenting programmes and learning opportunities both on-line and in face-to-face groups
    2. Strengthen families and communities, supporting parents and children from different cultures and family backgrounds to come together for learning and fun activities, self-help groups and community actions
    3. Develop model actions that create stepping stones for single parents and other disadvantaged families on benefits to improve their chances of sustainable employment
    4. Facilitate advice and support for isolated parents including young mothers, single parents, disadvantaged fathers and mothers and families newly arrived in this country
    5. Enable one parent families to play their part in community participation and in decision-making that affects their lives at a local and national level.
    6. Support the development of self-help family groups in disadvantaged areas across the country.

  • Aims

    Single Parent Action Network aims to:

    • 4. Support the development of family self-help groups in disadvantaged areas across the country.
    • 5. Give single parents a voice in decision-making that affects their lives at a local and national level.
    • 3. Develop model actions that create stepping stones for single parents and other disadvantaged families on benefits to improve their chances of sustainable employment
    • 1.Enable disadvantaged families to strengthen their well-being through improving self-esteem and mental health, parenting programmes and learning opportunities both on-line and in face-to-face groups
    • 2. Strengthen families and communities, supporting parents and children from different cultures and family backgrounds to come together for learning activities, self-help groups and community actions.
  • Overview

    Established: January 1990

    Registered Charity Number: 1092929

    Board members: 12

    Full time staff: 8

    Part time staff: 12

    Volunteers: 60

    Phone number: 0117 9514231

    Address: Silai Centre, 176 Easton Road, Bristol BS5 0ES

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