Childcare support for struggling parents

STRUGGLING parents who want to get back to work could benefit from a new �75m scheme which has been trialled in Lowestoft.The Learning and Skills Council has introduced a programme which will provide parents with childcare support while they take up training to get back to work.

STRUGGLING parents who want to get back to work could benefit from a new �75m scheme which has been trialled in Lowestoft.

The Learning and Skills Council has introduced a programme which will provide parents with childcare support while they take up training to get back to work.

Under the new scheme, out-of-work parents could be entitled to up to �175 per week per child to help pay for childcare and travel costs while they retrain.

The scheme is now available across the country. It is open to families with an annual household income of less than �20,000 and at least one child under 14 or a child under 18 with disabilities.


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