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Overview of Services
The Men’s Aid Charity does not received government funding but relies entirely on an Annual Membership Fee, currently £25.00, donations and the occasional grant from the National Lottery Fund. The Charity is manned entirely by volunteers who receive no payment for the services they provide. If you wish to join the Men’s Aid Charity, make a donation of any amount, or use our services listed on this page please contact us for further details.
Platform for European Fathers
The Men’s Aid Charity is associated with the Platform for European Fathers (PEF) which is based in Brussels. PEF is a federation of national organisations who have been co-operating on equal parenting, involved fatherhood, gender equality and men’s and fathers’ civil rights across European borders. There are many family related challenges facing PEF with mixed marriages, multiple marriages, both inside and outside of the European Union, and given the diversity of culture and religion.
Men’s Aid Charity - Services
Platform for European Fathers
Working with Families and Children
Within the arena of Family Court the charity provides information and advice to all parents who are seeking to maintain a meaningful and responsible relationship with their children after family break down or divorce.
We aim to assist these parents in their endeavours to achieve equal and just treatment in the Family Courts and from their associated services. We recognise the value of good parenting and support parents who work together for and in the best interests of their children.
The charity offers, to it’s members, access to their McKenzie Friend services which provides legal advice and assistance to those involved in legal proceedings in Family Courts in England and Wales.
Domestic Abuse and Domestic Violence
Is now recognised as a gender neutral issue by many organisations, with violence and abuse against men identified as the ‘last taboo’ which needs to be urgently addressed. Men’s Aid is expanded it’s service by installing the Oasis Management Software used by many domestic abuse charities including our partners Abused Men in Scotland.
Promoting Men’s Health and Welfare
Men's Aid recognises that initially when accessing our services there may be complex multiple challenges to be resolved. We will assist in an individual holistic and caring professional way, whilst encouraging self-confidence and well being. The Men's Aid Triage Procedure assumes:
• There are some people who can resolve their own problems – with little help.
• Some people may be able to resolve their situation when provided with information, web links, leaflets, and clarification of their circumstances.
• Another group of people will be able to resolve their own problems following more detailed advice, a brief intervention or a referral to an external organisation offering specific help.
• The last group of people, those with difficult issues, may need a skilled advisor to offer more specialist assistance.
Addiction and Substance Misuse
The harmful use of substances (like drugs and alcohol) for non-medical purposes and can also be prescription medications, caffeine, nicotine and volatile substances (e.g. petrol, glue, paint). Please call us for information and assistance.
Debts and Financial Matters
We can help you reduce the costs of your debt, check credit reference files and work with you to help you better manage your debts as well as checking for grants and other forms of support. There is more help for you than you are probably aware of.
Housing and Homelessness
Many men who are homeless are most often unable to acquire and maintain regular, safe, secure and adequate housing for a variety of reasons. The Men’s Aid Charity is able to assist an individual or family in obtaining the help they need.