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£200k project to support single parents

 

A £200,000 scheme has been set up to support single parents looking to get a job.

The Empowering You project has been launched by housing association L&Q and will be delivered in partnership with single parent charity Gingerbread.

Research by Gingerbread has revealed that the majority of single parents not in employment do want to work.

Around 84 per cent of non-working single mothers would like to get a paid job, become self-employed or train.

In addition 31 per cent of single mothers would work more hours with accessible childcare.

The project will offer single parents intensive support sessions on topics which will most benefit them including upskilling and mentoring, as well as developing access to good quality, affordable childcare and building awareness around making informed choices.

The project is being piloted in areas around London where L&Q has properties, with the intention to expand the scheme more widely and among other housing associations.

For more information on the project or to get involved, visit: https://gingerbread.org.uk/content/2445/Empowering-You, email: empoweringyou@gingerbread.org.uk or call 0207 428 5405.

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