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Help for Young Parents...
Being a parent is a full-time job in itself, but trying to work or continue education alongside can be very tricky. But don’t despair – there is support out there to help you out!
If you want general support as a parent you can always visit the JSNA site and check out Bracknell Forest Council's Children and Family Services, especially if you are looking for local Children’s centres.
Below we've listed some of the ways you can get help as a young parent...
The GOV UK website is a great place to start looking for help.
- Find out about the financial support they offer for those with children, here.
- Find out about maternity and paternity leave, shared parental leave, and careers breaks, here.
- Find out about the Care to Learn Scheme which can help with childcare costs whilst you study, here.
- Find out about Parents' Learning Allowance for those wanting to go to Univesity or in to teacher training, here.
Home-Start Bracknell Forest
Home-Start are a local charity who help support parents and families who have at least one child under 5 who are dealing with issues such as:
- Mental health
- Domestic abuse
- Multiple birth
- Difficult relationships
Gingerbread are a national charity who provide advice and support for single parent families.
Their website is filled with all sorts of useful advice for single parents, from supporting your child to calculating your benefits.
Much like Gingerbread, SingleParents.org provides advice and support to single parents - from parenting help, to advice on eating well on a budget.
They also share recent news all to do with single parents.