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Parental Support Services

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Parents Under 25!

Introducing client Kirsty who is a young parent currently supported by Joan from Parental Employment Support Fund ( PESF)


Kirsty was referred from our colleagues at Families First while she was on maternity leave, and was  supported to find new employment

She is currently working in a Bar/Diner 2 nights a week and she is looking to make use of her HNC in accountancy and prepare for a new career when her daughter is a bit older.


  • Joan is supporting Kirsty with –
  • A detailed action plan concentrating on long term goals
  • Digital college certification in Bookkeeping
  • Supporting with finding suitable childcare
  • Working towards a fully funded Traineeship, paid at the Living Wage, one day a week, in a admin or accountancy opportunity to utilise her qualifications and gain work experience
  • A full household income calculation, identifying the benefits of working additional hours
  • Aim towards achieving her career goals and improve her household income