Clackmannanshire Parent Project Wins Major Award

Clackmannanshire Parent Project Wins Major Award

A project which provides support to young parents in Clackmannanshire has won the Excellent People, Excellent Outcomes award at the 2017 COSLA Excellence Awards.

The Clackmannanshire Young Parents Project (YPP) not only encourages young parents to develop the skills, means and confidence to fulfil their own potential but also helps ensure their children have the best start in life. Another key aim is to help young parents prepare for employment, education or training.

Delivered by Clackmannanshire Council, in partnership with NHS Forth Valley, the project is also supported by Forth Valley College, Stirling University and Skills Development Scotland.

Key workers provide a single point of contact to provide support and advice with issues such as housing, accessing learning and employment grants, help with money advice and sourcing childcare. All participants complete a course in paediatric first aid, and other opportunities include programmes in elementary cooking skills, food hygiene and confidence and self esteem. They can also access the NHS Forth Valley’s Family Nurse Partnership which helps first-time parents aged 19 and under give their babies a healthier start to life.

Winter 2017/18 Awards & Achievements