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Free childcare while young parents study

2012-12-04 20:13:33

Connexions

Connexions Sandwell is holding an Information Advice and Guidance event to help and support 16-18 year old Sandwell young parents and expectant parents.

The event will take place on Thursday December 13, at the Connexions Centre, in High Street, West Bromwich from 12.30pm - 2.30pm.

And one of those attending will win a voucher worth £25 to spend in a high street store.

The event has been organised to show that having a child is not a barrier to parents realising their full potential.

They will be told that help is at hand and they could be eligible for free child care while they gain a qualification.

They could also get free baby equipment and a bursary of up to £25 per week.

Cabinet member for children and families Councillor Bob Badham said: "This is a really vital event and I would urge young parents and those expecting a child to turn up. They will find it very useful."

Sybil McKenzie, team manager at Connexions Sandwell, said: "Young parents can feel lost and unsupported.

"As a result they often feel they are unable to take full advantage of the opportunities and help that is available to them.

"At Connexions Sandwell, we know that young parents and young parents to be can achieve and be successful.

"Our event aims to let young parents know their options when it comes to gaining qualifications and how those qualifications can lead to a better future for themselves and their families."

For more information, please contact Michelle or Pauline on 0800 358 4500 or visit the Connexions Sandwell Facebook page facebook.com/connexionssandwell

Source: sandwell.gov.uk

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