Improving life chances for young parents
In June 2016 Gingerbread started a project with the Young Parents at Catherine Court to enable them to access online training to raise their skills and aspirations. To enable us to provide this project we were awarded funding from Big Lottery, Awards for all to purchse and install a micro server, laptop and software. The micro server meant that young parents had safe, secure internet access and were able to save course work securely and email assignments.
The young parents who took part in this project were able to not only access online courses but to complete housing and benefit application, apply for volunteering opportunities and complete online support assessment tools with the staff to best support their needs.
Offically the project ended on 1st July 2017 but the equipment provided by the funding will continue to be used to support the young parents in Catherine Court in the future.
Both the young parents and staff at Gingerbread's Catherine Court accommodation unit would like to say a massive thank you to Awards for All for providing the funding for this equipment.
New and exciting projects to be coming soon!