Wycombe parents take “Future Steps” to employability training

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The Millbrook Children’s Centre, High Wycombe is the current location for the latest “Building Futures” initiative.

The “Future Steps” program gives lone parents the opportunity to meet others in similar circumstances, develop friendships and work towards training.  The ultimate goal is to gain qualifications that would improve their chances of getting into work.

The project is run by a collaborative partnership between Building Futures, Adviza and Bucks County Council Wellbeing Team.

A crèche facility is available as part of the service, allowing the parents to learn and take part in a number of activities that would improve their jobs prospects. The project has a relaxed atmosphere where participants are coached at their own pace.

The participants meet once a week to engage in a number of life skills and work related workshops and activities including:

  • Stay & Play,

  • Get To know You

  • Parenting & Barriers To Work

  • Benefits Advice

  • Budgeting Session

  • Food Hygiene Certificate

  • First Aid

  • Creating a CV

  • Skills Check

  • Universal Job Match

  • Mock Interviews and more

There is a free transport service available and once you have registered, all you have to do is bring your own lunch.

FUTURE STEPS - eligibility information:

For Lone Parents aged 25 and over, with children aged 18 months + and claiming Income Support or equivalent

*Free transport and childcare*

The next Future Steps courses will commence on Monday from 5th September, and every Monday thereafter until– 14th January, 2019, excluding 24th and 31st December 2018


At The Waterside Children’s Centre, Chesham - click here to contact us about signing up

Call or text Joanna on 07921 491 690

Don’t just take our word for it, this is what a recent participant had to say:

“It is an opportunity many people don’t realise is here!

It has been great to listen to others and share parenting advice and tips!

Great for people wanting to return to work. Initially I was not particularly motivated to start, however I am really enjoying the program. The mentoring service is useful and it’s all free. We have outside people coming in to help and advise us.  Great for various ages and for everyone”

LG Participant


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Sarah Sandle