D.A.D.S is run by parents and carers who have children with special needs and disabilities. This group is not just to offer support to get through day to day, but also support each other through the tough times.
D.A.D’s has been set up by Andy Aldred.
Here at D.A.D.S we depend upon the kindness of our hard-working volunteers, who dedicate their time to help us provide the best support we possibly can. We take on people from all walks of life and believe in giving others a second chance, inspiring independence and allowing each volunteer to express themselves.
With our D.A.D.S shop continuing to grow and becoming busier each week, even if you could just spare the odd half hour you can make a massive difference for D.A.D.S and the customers that we serve.
We depend upon our volunteers and we're always looking to take on more people who want to make a difference in their community. If you feel like this is something you could do, please give us a call and we can provide you with more information.
Hi my name’s Andy Aldred and I’m the co-founder of D.A.D’s my role with the charity is Chairman.
One of the main reasons I wanted to start D.A.D’s was down to the lack of support out there for male carers / parents. But reality was everyone needs some sort of support in some form, so we decided to open the group to all. The group has helped so many people / families over the last twelve months now I feel so proud and privileged to be a part of it.
Cody-Jo was born 16 weeks early, however she has some amazing qualities, she loves music and can recite most songs, however she is non-verbal.....so work that one out!!
She also loves swimming and water.
Cody has been diagnosed with chronic lung disease, Autism, GDD, Pica Syndrome, Hyper-mobility, Doubly incontinent, Asthma, Eating disorder & Non-Verbal..... the list is endless.
Layton well what can I say about him, he’s funny, loving, polite,he’s just amazing.
He himself has just been diagnosed with Hyper-mobility but he copes ok at the moment.
One thing I am very proud to say is that Layton see's the person first not the disability and I hope we can get more people to do the same.
If you need to contact me please don’t hesitate to either call me or email me on the details below:
Tel: 07387 710582
Hello, my names Katie and D.A.D.S has helped me by showing me what career path I want to go down. It has also helped me gain more experience about children with disabilities. My aim from now is to help disabled children and spread the word to others.
Hello, I’m Char and I suffer from Bi-Polar disorder. I’m currently unemployed and was looking for volunteer work when I got recommend D.A.D.S. I go to the charity everyday to help out and it has really helped to bring some meaning to my day. I like knowing that by supporting the charity, I am helping to make a difference in the wider community. D.A.D.S has made me realise that everyone should have the same opportunities in life, no matter what.
Our key aims are:
Concept of Dads
But Reality Was!!
At D.A.D.S we want to be able to stop discrimination of these disabilities and make people understand that just because you can’t see it doesn’t mean that it is not there. We want to promote the social inclusion of children with disabilities and behaviours that challenge and their families who as a result feel socially excluded from society.