The Community Audit and Evaluation Centre (CAEC) have been working closely with FAV to deliver a series of projects aimed at supporting fathers and their families. The projects include helping community members with issues involving improving health, wellbeing, teamwork, mentoring and communication skills.
Dr Carol Packham, from the CAEC said:
We try to get people into the University as much as possible, some may not be totally confident coming into a university building and something like the mentoring course with Fathers Against Violence helped with that. The new Birley Campus could become a real community hub for FAV and other local organisations
James Gregory from Fathers Against Violence said:
Meeting Carol has given us as an organisation so many opportunities and helped us with our programmes. Our mentoring course – which had Manchester Met students as well as members from the community - was hosted in the Business School and certified by the University. The Faculty of Education coming to Hulme is going to offer even more opportunities for us and the area. The community will feel lasting benefits from Birley.