Dads/male carers


In South Tyneside we want all dads and male carers to feel welcome and included in our Family Hubs.

You are welcome to come along to our groups and activities with your children and there are even some groups that are just for dads/male carers.

If you want to find out more about how we support dads or how you can get more involved, pop along to your local Family Hub.

Support Available


Dads’ and dads-to-be can gain free access to the newly launched DadPad app, an easy-to-use resource packed with relevant information, as well as details on local support groups and service providers.

The app covers topics such as:

  • Feeding, holding, changing and cleaning your baby
  • Surviving without sleep and coping with crying
  • Getting to know your baby
  • Home safety and first aid
  • Looking after yourself and supporting your partner

You can download the brand new DadPad app via the links below:

App Store

Google Play

North East Young Dads & Lads

NEYDL is a unique youth support service that is dedicated to helping young men and young fathers to play an active and meaningful role in the lives of their children, within families and wider society.

We offer a non-judgmental service that is based on mutual trust, respect and honesty. We listen and respond to the challenges facing young men and work with them on a voluntary basis to find positive and long-term solutions. We operate a ‘revolving door’ policy that enables young men to return time and again for help, assistance and friendship.

Find out more