Eight-month project helps parents to get back to work

Moving Forward :Irthlingborough: Moving Forward group party to celebrate the end of their course helping them to find new walks of life/study l-r Lesley Colquhoun (family support worker/course), Charlene Allen, Annabel Phelan and Ruby-Ann Phelan (5 months), Sarah Groom and Natalya (6 months), Julie Sadler (centre manager), Seated l-r Tracey Paul Shellie Edwards with Angel Marks, 3, Jocelyn Wheeler with Tony Wheeler, 4, and Molly Wheeler, 3, and Lexxis-Leigh Groom, 3, 'Tuesday 19th June 2012

Moving Forward :Irthlingborough: Moving Forward group party to celebrate the end of their course helping them to find new walks of life/study l-r Lesley Colquhoun (family support worker/course), Charlene Allen, Annabel Phelan and Ruby-Ann Phelan (5 months), Sarah Groom and Natalya (6 months), Julie Sadler (centre manager), Seated l-r Tracey Paul Shellie Edwards with Angel Marks, 3, Jocelyn Wheeler with Tony Wheeler, 4, and Molly Wheeler, 3, and Lexxis-Leigh Groom, 3, 'Tuesday 19th June 2012

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A group of parents have celebrated the end of an eight-month project designed to help them return to work.

The Moving Forward project at Irthlingborough Children’s Centre has been working with the parents since September to boost their self-confidence and esteem and give them the skills they need to find work and do successful interviews.

The sessions included CV writing, interview skills, a self-esteem workshop, First Aid and healthy eating.

Centre manager Julie Sadler said: “Many of the ladies are now working on applications to secure work which will fit around their children, some are volunteering to increase their skills further and many have also enrolled for literacy and numeracy classes which wil give them further qualifications.”

Parent Danni Horne said: “It was so helpful to practise interviewing and gain experience in a relaxed environment.”

The project was supported by Job CentrePlus, Irthlingborough extended services consultant Ian Hopper, Irthlingborough Infant and Nursery School, Family Learning and Evolve and the Boys To Men hair salon. For information about the centre call 01933 653765.