Barnardo’s Parental Employment Support Programme – Dundee

Updated: 19/10/2023

Barnardo’s is delighted to be part of the ‘All In Dundee’ Consortium. Jenny Stewart, our Employability Coordinator, leads on the Parental Employment Support programme, working with employed parents (from low-income families) and their employers to enhance working parents’ skills; to help them to secure new opportunities/progress within the workplace; ultimately supporting parents and their families out of poverty, which is even more critical when we are now in a ‘cost of living’ crisis.

Employers will benefit from this programme, by being involved in upskilling their workforce, along with improving employee mental health and wellbeing. There can also be access, if needed, to an upskill fund to support any training/qualifications of value to the employee and employer if this will result in in-work progression. We also have access to unemployed parents who are work ready, so can also help to support with some of your recruitment requirements! We would love to hear from local employers to discuss your needs and how we can work together to upskill and add value to your workforce.

You can read a case study highlighting a recent success of a parent moving into employment here.

We can be contacted at ann.naughton@barnardos.org.uk (Ann – 07562 436256) for more information.

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