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Single Parent Families Poverty Awareness Training
When: 10.00am to 1.00pm, Thursday 22 June 2017 Where: The Bay Hotel, Burntisland Road, Kinghorn, KY3 9YE This event is being organised by Fife Health and Social Care Partnership Costs Places for voluntary sector delegates (staff, committee members or volunteers) £0.00 per person Places for non-voluntary sector delegates are £0.00 per person
The training programme contains a range of courses and e-learning opportunities that will be useful and relevant to anyone working with individuals and families in Fife who are struggling to make ends meet.
Changes to the welfare system – including the benefit cap introduced in November 2016 and the planned move to ‘full service’ Universal Credit from December 2017 – are affecting more and more people across Fife.
Who should attend?
All sector workers with an interest in understanding the specific issues, misconceptions and barriers single parents face and why single parents are uniquely placed in the poverty statistics. Managers who employ single parents and may want to know more about potential barriers to work faced by single parents and how they may single parent proof their practices.
Aim: To increase participants knowledge and understanding of the issues single parents encounter that lead to poverty, the impact of poverty on single parents and barriers to the alleviation of poverty. To enable participants to identify ways in which they can provide an effective service to single parents who experience poverty.
At the end of this one day course participants will:
Have a greater understanding of the misconceptions around and achievements of single parents
Better understand the impact of poverty for single parents and the barriers single parents face to alleviate poverty. Case studies are taken from single parents we work with.
Have identified changes and improvements which can be made to work place recruitment and practices to support single parent service users and employees.
Have resources to use to extend the support they can offer to single parents
Trainers: One Parent Families Scotland (OPFS) work with and empowers single parents living in poverty and isolation to overcome the barriers they face to enable them to achieve their potential. Our training provides increased understanding of the complex challenges facing single parents and the policies and practices that best support them.
All the courses are open to all public and voluntary sector workers in Fife and are free to attend.
This training programme is funded by Fife Partnership, through its recommendations in Fairness Matters, the report from the Fairer Fife Commission to address poverty and inequality in Fife. Training sessions are delivered by the Poverty Alliance, Child Poverty Action Group in Scotland, and One Parent Families Scotland.
For more information on the courses, please contact Lyndsey Maricic, Fife Council by calling 03451 55 55 55 ext 446 138 or e-mail: [email protected] or Laura Henderson, NHS Health Promotion by calling 01592 226506 or e-mail [email protected].