Par­ents get skills boost thanks to three char­i­ties work­ing to­gether

Macclesfield Express - - THE LAUGHING BADGER -

YOUNG par­ents are be­ing given a skills boost thanks to a town cen­tre char­ity.

Just Drop-In on Duke Street has joined forces with Mul­berry House and Home Start Cheshire East to help par­ents gain in­valu­able life skills with a City and Guilds course.

It was able to pro­vide trans­port, a crèche and re­fresh­ments so par­ents could do the course.

Ann Wright, from Just Drop-In, said: “This pro­to­type project has been so suc­cess­ful, Just Drop-In is look­ing for ways to ac­cess fund­ing so that the char­i­ties can con­tinue work­ing to­gether.”

Cou­ple Billy Blaikie and Zoe Wood are two of 15 par­ents to com­plete the course, funded by a grant from Big Lot­tery Awards For All.

Billy said: “We found out about the course from Just Drop-In, and have loved be­ing in­volved. The train­ing has been re­ally in­ter­est­ing and use­ful and it has in­creased my con­fi­dence in find­ing work. It’s been hard work at times with hav­ing a new baby but it was worth it.”

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