Partnership to help more women into work
A pioneering women’s centre has joined a project aimed at helping people overcome their barriers to work and training.
By working with the Tees Valley Women’s Centre, we hope more women will be reached and given the confidence, guidance and advice to find work as well as practical support, such as affordable childcare.
The centre, based in Middlesbrough, is a one stop shop dedicated to helping women improve their quality of life in a safe, non-threatening environment. It offers free courses and crèche facilities to ensure nothing can stop women achieving.
Helen Collins, Step Forward programme manager, said: “I am delighted that the Tees Valley Women’s Centre (TVWC) has joined us. Childcare can often be a barrier for women to work and the crèche at the centre could make the world of difference to some of our participants The centre has an established history of supporting women across the region and I am sure they will help us engage with more women and help them overcome their barriers.
Kathy Lloyd, manager at the Tees Valley Women’s Centre, said: “We are dedicated to supporting and guiding women so they achieve their potential and can improve their lives. Through our partnership with Step Forward Tees Valley we hope to help more women overcome the issues that may have prevented them from getting a job in the past so they can have a brighter future.”
PHOTOS SHOW STAFF AND CHILDREN AT CRECHE ENJOYING A PYJAMA DAY