Elena signs up for ESOL course

Elena heard about GRoW through Altmore Children’s Centre where she was a regular visitor with her 2 year old daughter. Elena said “Before I moved to England I was working in Scotland on a Broccoli Farm, helping with packaging.  As I was expecting my daughter when I came to England I was not then working … Continue reading Elena signs up for ESOL course

Focus Group in Hillingdon –  a discussion with single parents about universal credit rules to look for when their children are pre-school age

by Laura Dewar, Policy Officer, Gingerbread In the middle of November GrOW kindly hosted a focus group of single parents at a library in Hillingdon.  There are just under 100,000 single parents who have moved onto universal credit in London and new rules for those with pre-school children to become job seekers.   The purpose of … Continue reading Focus Group in Hillingdon –  a discussion with single parents about universal credit rules to look for when their children are pre-school age

Jinan’s New Job

Jinan, a mother to three children recently moved to Britain and wanted to continue with her teaching career.  She was referred to GRoW through her Work Coach. Jinan said “Before I came to Britain I had been working for 8 years and it had become an important part of my life.  I was missing the … Continue reading Jinan’s New Job

The GRoW Programme makes looking for work simple

Simple Jethwa came to the GRoW Programme to help her find work when her daughter starts school. Simple said “I used to work as a dancer at Wembley Stadium and absolutely love ballroom dancing. I have many interests and am also a qualified hairdresser and beautician but I haven’t worked since before having my daughter 3.5 … Continue reading The GRoW Programme makes looking for work simple

Kaneez Joins the Newham GRoW Programme

Kaneez Fatima is a housewife and mum of three who came to the GRoW Programme to find out about work opportunities in schools. Kaneez said “I have been looking for work since my youngest child started full-time school last year and am really keen to find a job in either a school or college but … Continue reading Kaneez Joins the Newham GRoW Programme

Riffat Gains New Confidence and a New Job

Riffat Hussain came to the GRoW Programme following an introduction at Uxbridge Jobs Fair and needed help to build her confidence before looking for work.  Riffat said “I visited my local Job Centre following some changes in my personal circumstances that meant I would need to find work.  It was quite a daunting prospect because … Continue reading Riffat Gains New Confidence and a New Job

Sandra GRoWs to become a Registered Childminder

Sandra is a Registered Nanny and Childminder and came to the GRoW Programme to help her get her business off the ground.  After gaining her degree in Business Management at University Sandra was keen to start working. Sandra said “When I left University I was claiming income support but was keen to get off benefits … Continue reading Sandra GRoWs to become a Registered Childminder