Tuesday, 8 October 2019
Fife Gingerbread are happy to announce a three-year grant of £114,223 allocated from BBC Children In Need to offer teenage parents one-to-one support and access to group activities such as baby yoga, play and cooking for weaning which will help them learn new skills and strengthen relationships with their babies. The funding will enable Fife Gingerbread to get a new support worker for Leven who will join the Fife Teen Parent Project team who work across Fife.
Kathryn Miller, Families and Children Operational Manager at Fife Gingerbread said: “The funding we have received from BBC Children in Need is going to make a real difference to young families here in Leven. We know that babies born into teen parent families are at a greater risk of developing health problems that can limit their development. Here at Fife Gingerbread we aim to offer teenage parents vital one-to-one support, so they are able to learn new skills associated with parenthood that will help them and their children lead healthier, happier lives in the future. On behalf of us all at the project, we want to say a huge thank you to everyone at BBC Children in Need who made this possible.”