Tackling loan sharks in Devon & Cornwall

As a result of the pandemic, many people are facing financial hardship through furlough, redundancy, and unemployment. Loan sharks may look to take advantage of people in a vulnerable position who feel that they have nowhere to turn to for help when it comes to borrowing money. A loan shark is someone who runs a […]

Meeting the Team – Helen Tyler

Hi welcome back again to another Parent Progression Blog. Today I am continuing introducing the Team. This time I would like to introduce Helen a Parent Progression Advisor.   Hi, thank you for being a part of the Parent Progression blog. Thanks Sam. I’m looking forward to contributing to this blog.   Can I just […]

Meeting the Team – Adrienne Baker

Welcome back. I thought it was about time to start introducing the team properly to you all. I will be doing interviews with all the members of the team, but I thought I would start with the Boss, Adrienne Baker – Manager of the Parent Progression Team.   Hi Adrienne, welcome. Thank you for being […]

Living in lock-down.

I didn’t want to talk about Corona in this blog, but it’s the rather obvious elephant in the room. No matter who we are, where we live or what our beliefs are, we are all having to deal with it right now. It’s a strange thing to be united by, but the fact it has […]

Happy New Year

Happy New Year! Welcome back to the blog and to a new decade.  This time I am focussing on something we are all hearing at the moment, ‘New Year New Me.’  Whether it’s coming from friends, relations or the media, it seems to be everywhere. That phrase literally sends chills down my spine.  It feels […]

A blog on the very basics of Mindset

What is Mindset?? Google says our ‘Mindset is an established set of attitudes held by someone.’ They are developed through our experience of life. Imagine they are tinted lenses we place over our eyes affecting the way we see the world around us. Apparently, there are two types of Mindset: Fixed Mindset and Growth Mindset. […]

The blog continues

Hello again. I have made it back. Somehow I feel slightly more nervous about this instalment than the first. I guess its nerves about if I can maintain a certain standard or even improve. It’s not the first time in my life I have felt like this. On some occasions in my past, I have […]

Welcome to Exeter Community Initiative’s new service – The Parent Progression Project

I volunteered to write this blog in the usual way, everyone else said ummmmm, and I said ‘ok go on then’.  Hands up. I have no previous experience in writing anything apart from shopping lists (and then leaving them on the kitchen table!!), but if I have learned one thing from all my life experiences […]