Single Parent Support

singleParentOur single parent support project will engage with single parents aged 16- 29 years. A key worker will help them meet their personal, social, educational and employment goals and identify and overcome any barriers that they may face in life such as financial, mental health and housing issues through internal and external provisions.
Each Key Worker will work with the parent for 12 months and would maintain contact for a further 6 months to support sustainable longer term results.

Regular informal learning sessions delivered by YEI key workers will include
• personal and social development
• team working
• presentation skills
• problem solving
• job search techniques
• developing CV’s
• completing application forms
• interview skills

From the agreed individual action plan we will provide a flexible yet focused programme that includes a core mentoring offer that navigates the Parent through internally delivered support, YEI partner provision (traineeships and apprenticeships) and external support.

The Single Parent Support Project works in partnership with the Goodwin Development Trust’s group of Children’s Centres offering support such as

• Family support
• Healthy eating
• Functional skills
• Midwifery
• Doula and Breastfeeding Peer Support projects
• Sexual Health
• Renew (Substance mis-use support)
• ARKH (Refugee support),
• ABL Health and Smoking cessation

If you would like more information on this project please do not hesitate and contact the Goodwin Youth Employment Team on 01482 485958 or alternatively at