The aim of the project is to support economically inactive parents across Ceredigion into education, training and employment, where childcare is their main barrier.

We will engage with customers on a voluntary basis to establish realistic and achievable goals to improve skills, tackle low confidence / self-esteem, whilst looking to overcome any barriers they may have enabling them to move closer to sustainable employment.

Eligible clients:

  • Lone Parents, on Income Support and Employment Support Allowance
  • Parents in workless households on Employment Support Allowance
  • Parents in workless households on Jobseeker’s Allowance (aged 16 to 24 years only)
  • Coupled Parent where only one parent works.

Parents on Jobseeker’s Allowance aged 25+ years and participants of the Governments Work Programme are not eligible

On-going support

Customers will be given one to one support in variety of areas, helping them to remove any barriers and support their search for employment.

  • In work “Better Off” calculations
  • Help to get on-line
  • Create email account
  • CVs/interview skills etc.
  • Self-Employment advice and guidance

Funding is available for childcare to support customers undertaking activities such as

  • Voluntary work
  • Work Trials / Work Experience
  • Attend training courses to update skills

Support is also available to remove barriers moving the customer into employment i.e.

  • Training/Qualifications
  • Tools and Equipment
  • Transport costs
  • Self-Employment

 Job hunters childcare scheme extended until 2020 – BBC News

PaCE Information Leaflet

To find out more about Parents, Childcare and Employment (PACE) via an informal chat with an advisor, please ring