Increasing the Employability of Parents/Carers

In 2015-16, we set out to show how Wider Family Learning can have a direct impact on the employability of parents/carers. We worked with three Family Learning providers to develop, pilot and evaluateinnovative Family Employability programmes. The pilots were a huge success, with one in six learners getting a new job, more than one in five starting to volunteer on a regular basis, and over half feeling more confident about getting a job and applying for jobs. In addition, parents/carers had clearer career goals and realistic plans to achieve them.

This report presents the findings of the pilot evaluation with key recommendations for policy and practice.