Falkirk Council has launched the Parental Employment Support Fund (PESF), to help unemployed parents (and those facing in-work poverty) find work, boost skill sets and get advice on money.
The fund will also provide support for parents who face barriers to progressing their careers, including help to gain qualifications, improving skills or work experience; money advice, and motivational support.
Those eligible will work with a dedicated advisor to help them to progress their work ambitions and guide them to other support that is available.
To qualify for the support, people must be in any of the following categories:
- lone parent
- be a parent with 3 or more children
- come from a Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) background
- their youngest child is under one year old
- they are a parent aged under 25 years old
- they are a disabled parent
They must also have the right to live and work in the UK.
To apply, or for further information, please contact Falkirk Council’s Employment and Training Unit (ETU) by phone: 01324 504408, or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Alternatively, for further information, visit the Falkirk Council website.