Helping Men And Boys

A key measure of A City That Works For Everyone – Men And Boys Included – is the level of service it provides for all its residents. This means providing services that are appropriate and accessible to both women and men.

  • The city’s Parent Support Strategy acknowledges that universal services reach ‘only limited numbers of fathers’
  • Approximately 25% of all fathers in city are separated from (and in contact with) their children but have no access to housing support and benefits for their children, even when their children are living with them 50% of the time
  • Men of all ages are less likely to get diagnosed for a whole range of conditions because they do not access health services in equal numbers. A notable example being that women experience depression in equal numbers to men but are twice as likely to get a diagnosis.

In 2011 we will continue to highlight the key services where men are not getting access to services and identify how best we can support the public sector to involve men more equally in future in line with our commitment to help develop a culture of public service in Brighton & Hove that is both pro-male and pro-female which is one of the key strategic objectives of our Citywide Strategy For Men And Boys.



Glen Poole is UK co-ordinator for International Men's Day, Director at the consultancy Helping Men and news editor of insideMAN magazine. Follow him on twitter @HelpingMen or find out more about his work at

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