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Parental Employability Support

Our Thriving Communities Family Engagement team take a whole family approach for parents and carers who require support getting back into work or for those on low incomes upskill or retrain in order to secure and sustain fair work to ensure that households are better off when in work.

Parents are provided with one-to-one support and guidance from a Thriving Communities Officer who provides wraparound support to help address financial concerns, health issues, fuel, food and in-work poverty by taking a person-centred approach to complete better off calculations, income maximisation checks, support to apply for grants and benefits to ensure the household is better off when moving into work. In addition, a local approach is taken to help develop aspirational opportunities for work with a plan tailored to meet the needs of the individual and training identified from there. Support is also provided to access services or agencies to help overcome other challenges that need addressed in order to progress to or sustain work.

Evolve

The Evolve Programme offers parents 6months paid employment within the local authority or with 3rd sector organisations (subject to funding), giving them the experience of fair and flexible employment and enhancing the prospects of permanent employment to suit their individual needs around parental responsibilities.   The Employer Engagement Team work with SAC departments and the TSI to identify appropriate employment opportunities.

For more information

Tel: 01292 612301
Email: thrivingcommunitiesadmin@south-ayrshire.gov.uk
The Wallace Tower
172-176 High Street
Ayr
KA7 1PZ