Dad Matters in Salford exists to support dads to have the best possible relationship with their children. We work closely with other professionals within Salford, Greater Manchester and nationally to better support dads in the first 1001 days of their parenting journey.
We offer Outreach services/drop-ins at maternity centres, and community venues, Provide 1:1 peer support to dads, Signpost and support dads to access services and information to help make sense of being a dad and supporting dads with anxiety, stress and mental health awareness

Home-Start Salford are NOT currently accepting new referrals

Please contact for more info

Ways we are supporting dads

Scan Clinic Outreach
Scan Clinic OutreachIngleside Birthing Centre
Join us every Wednesday morning at Ingleside Scan Clinic. If you are having a scan or just need someone to talk to, why not pop along 9-12 each Wednesday to talk to our Coordinator or volunteer.
Walk and Talk
Walk and TalkVarious Locations across Salford. Usually in one of the many country parks we have on our doorstep
Keep an eye on our social media to keep up to date with the up-coming walk and talks. These are a great way to talk to other dads, share some quality time with your children and have some peer to peer support from our coordinators and volunteers, or just talk about the football or rugby.
1-2-1 support
1-2-1 supportVarious Locations
We aim to help dads have successful relationships with their families, and to support dads with anxiety, stress and mental health issues.

We hope to get dads engaged with services that have traditionally been targeted at mums, and to train & support volunteer dads to work with us.

We work directly with services that support Dads, families and especially babies to increase engagement and knowledge across the sector.

We want to make sure dads know how important they are, how to access support when they need it and why it’s essential for baby’s development.

Meet the team

Luke Smyth
Luke SmythSalford Coordinator
Hi, I’m Luke, the Dad Matters coordinator for Salford. I am a dad to a 2 year old and step dad to two amazing neurodivergent teenagers. I have had my own challenges around fatherhood, including my son being born extremely premature. I am very passionate to help fellow dads, giving them as much support as I am able.

Joining our team

If your a dad who’s had experience with Dad Matters in the past and would like to help other dads, who are in a current situation you have been, then we would love to hear from you, your help and input can be invaluable.​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​ ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Even if you haven’t had experience with us in the past, then don’t let this put you off, as with any volunteers , we offer training and help is at hand every day.​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

Home-Start Trafford, Salford and Wigan

Dad Matters in Salford is part of Home-Start Trafford, Salford and Wigan. At the heart of our charity is the belief that parents have a key role in creating a secure and happy environment for their children. Sometimes parents need a bit of help, which is where Home-Start comes in. Our families are regularly visited in their own homes by our trained volunteers; all have had experience of parenting and appreciate how hard it can be. Home-Start Trafford, Salford, Wigan (HSTSW) work closely with existing family services in the Borough of Trafford, Wigan and Leigh and the City of Salford.

Social Media

For privacy reasons Facebook needs your permission to be loaded.
I Accept
( function( d, s, id ) { var js, fjs = d.getElementsByTagName( s )[0]; if ( d.getElementById( id ) ) { return; } js = d.createElement( s ); = id; js.src = ""; fjs.parentNode.insertBefore( js, fjs ); }( document, 'script', 'facebook-jssdk' ) );
For privacy reasons YouTube needs your permission to be loaded.
I Accept

Get in touch with your local Dad Matters Coordinator for Salford using this form…