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Making work more accessible to parents

Employability experts Working Links hosted an open day at a soft play centre to kick off this year’s Adult Learners’ Week and talk to parents about making work more accessible.

The event, at Kidzz Fun in Ystrad Mynach, was also attended by the Minister for Lifelong Learning Eluned Morgan and Assembly Member for Caerphilly Hefin David.

Parents learned about the support available for working parents, suitable training courses, found out what employers were looking for in new candidates and discussed opportunities for self-employment.

The event, organised in partnership with the Learning and Work Institute, is part of Adult Learners’ Week (18-24 June) – the UK’s largest learning festival.

Working Links’ Zoe Bradwick said: “We know from experience that most parents would like to work, not only to earn more for their families but also set a positive example to their children.

“But we recognise a balance is needed. We work closely with employers who offer family friendly working hours to parents and continue to promote the need for flexible working conditions.”

Caerphilly AM Hefin David, who hosted the event said: “Getting people into meaningful employment is important. Employment should be as accessible as possible and family – friendly. It’s therefore crucial that the barriers and challenges associated with long-term unemployment are thoroughly tackled.”  

For more information about Working Links and the work it does, please contact us or call 0800 917 9262.

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