Mums Employability is a free service that supports mums on the road back to work.
Why is this needed?
Many mums say that they struggle to get back into work after having children, often because of lack of self-confidence, the feeling that they have been out of the job marketing for too long, lack of skills, and being isolated and without support (this applies especially to single mums).
HOME CIC has designed a new service, in addition to our ongoing programmes, to meet these needs and get mums back into work. We will run a range of free training programmes and workshops to help new mums from all walks of life increase their options and develop their skills for work and for life. Training will include work-relevant skills, from CV production and job searching skills to interview techniques.
We will provide several voluntary work placements within our organisation to ease them back into work, so they can learn again about working to deadlines and being part of a team. We will add new elements to the training based on feedback so everyone keeps learning and sharing.
With the training will be a peer support group that meets every week. It will be focus for engagement with new mums in our community via HOME CIC, which is well-established locally though its award-winning work.
A chance to make new friends with other new mums, the group will help to reduce the social isolation they feel and offer practical help with issues such as getting back to work, managing work/life balance and managing family relationships. Their children will have the opportunity to make new friends and to feel included.