Making it Work for Lone Parents

Making it Work is a unique partnership project which supports lone parents towards employment. Started in 2013 with funding from Big Lottery Making it Work has continued to deliver quality services to lone parents to support them to progress towards employment.

Over the years the project has been delivered in partnership with Fife Council, Citizens Advice & Rights Fife, One Parent Families Scotland and Fife Gingerbread.

From April 2017 the project will be delivered in partnership with Fife Gingerbread and Citizens Advice & Rights Fife to support lone parents to overcome barriers to employment. We are supporting lone parents in Cowdenbeath, Glenrothes, Levenmouth and South West Fife areas. The project is funded by Opportunities Fife, ESIF and Fife Council Local Area Money.

Fife Gingerbread support workers operate using a Engage-Support-Progress model to support our lone parents to engage on the project and overcome barriers. The service is tailored to meet the needs of each individual, and the service is designed to meet their needs.

Citizens and Rights Fife are integrated throughout the project, providing a specialist money advice service to lone parents at all support stages. Overcoming debts and financial worries removes a huge barrier to employment.

Groupwork plays an important role to increase self confidence, reduce social isolation and create peer networks for our lone parents. These groups range from confidence building to crafts to walking groups.

Family Trips and art projects allow parents and their children the opportunity to learn, play and laugh together. Making it Work has a holistic approach which means there are always new, exciting things happening within the project.