Project factsheet

Project factsheet

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Project evaluation

Evaluation of Parent Childcare and Employment

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Parent, Childcare and Employment (PaCE)

Project description

PaCE can help parents/guardians who are economically inactive prepare for and access employment opportunities. Parents will receive individualised help via the Parent Employment Adviser out in the community, who will help to improve skills, tackle low self-esteem/low confidence and move parents/guardians closer to sustainable employment. The project provides:

  • Offer one-to-one support in family friendly locations, supporting searches for training and employment
  • Help with ‘Better Off’ in work calculations
  • Offer Self-Employment advice and guidance
  • Support pre-employment childcare costs
  • Advice on local registered childcare provisions and costs

Geographical coverage

The project works in all non-Communities First areas throughout Wales.

Essential eligibility criteria

Parents aged 25 and over who are economically inactive
Young Parents (16-24) not in Education, Employment or Training (NEET)

  • Participants 25 years up can be claiming Employment Support Allowance, Income Support or be on no benefits.
  • Lone Parents
  • Carers
  • Parents in a partnership, where the main barrier into work for either parent is Childcare
  • 16-24 years olds not in Education, Employment or Training (NEET)

Contact details

Telephone: 0300 0604400
Address: Welsh Government, PaCE Team, Cathays Park, Cardiff, CF10 3NQ
Website: Website

Additional details

Local authority area of delivery and contact name

Bridgend & RCT – Laurie Hayward
Cardiff, Caerphilly, Newport, Monmouthshire, Torfaen, VoG – TBC