The Parent Progression team is based in Children’s Centres in Exeter, Mid & East, South & West, and North & Torridge. This will enable us to work closely with the Family Support Workers, with individual parents, children and families. Being based at Children’s Centre will enable us to reach some of the more rural areas.
The team has been building networks that support volunteering and promote employability and seeking opportunities for parents in the local community. This includes Job Centre Plus and local training providers and colleges. ECI and Action for Children work closely with the local Citizens Advice who provide advice on benefits, financial management and other finance matters as part of the Children’s Centre Contract.
This new project expands Exeter Community Initiatives work in building individual and community resilience, encouraging volunteering and social action, enabling learning and development and the growth of skills and confidence.