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Help for Lone 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 visit the JSNA site and check out Slough Children's Services Trust.

Below we've listed some of the ways you can get help as a young parent...

  • GOV UK

    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.
  • Elevate Slough Lone Parents Programme

    Elevate Slough run a Lone Parents Programme supporting single parents aged 18 - 24 in Slough living alone with their children.

    If you'd like to get some help searching for new opportunities, sorting out childcare, and reaching your ideal career you can get in touch via our contact page.

  • Slough Family Information Service

    Slough Family Information Service contains lots of useful information including events, groups, and children's centres.

    They also have advice for single parents - click here to take a look.

    information.gif If you or your children have extra needs you may be eligible for support from Families Firstcheck out the details here.

  • Gingerbread

    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.

  • SingleParents.org

    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.

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