Charity to help parents into world of work

A NEW project by charity Tomorrow’s People aims to help parents back into the world of work by giving them one-to-one support.

Hastings Positive Progress for Parents has been funded by the National Lottery through the Big Lottery Fund for a three-year period.

Laura Guy, adviser at Tomorrow’s People, said: “After consulting with the children’s centres, they identified a real need for help for parents, especially in the light of government cuts.

“The aim is to extend the service we are already offering, but to make it more individual, and to get them to the point where they can get back to work.”

She said that the project would have no rigid structure, but be tailored to individual needs, ranging from debt advice and CV writing to ‘soft skills’ such as building confidence and motivation.

It aims to facilitate access to paid employment, volunteering, work experience, vocational and life skills, and further education, and includes help with accessing childcare, creating a CV and benefits advice.

Those able to benefit from the project may have been out of work for several months or several years.

The scheme is open to anyone with children under the age of 18.

For more information or an appointment with an adviser call 01424 718491 or 07933 878158, or drop in to the charity’s office at Rothermere House, in Cambridge Road.