The project will engage with families, many perceived as hard to reach, to deliver a range of services to parents; grandparents;carers and significant other family members to improve family relationships within a safe environment and give participants new skills, increased confidence and support to move closer to employment.

Bydd y prosiect yn ymgysylltu a theuluoedd, llawer ohonyn nhw sy'n anodd cyrraedd, i gyflwyno gwasanaethau i rieni, neiniau a theidiau, gofalwyr ac aelodau arall o'r teulu i wella perthynas yn y teulu yn amgylchedd diogel, ac i roi sgiliau newydd, cynyddu hyder ac  i roi cymorth i'r cyfranogwyr i gyd i symyd yn agosach i gyflogaeth. 

Mrs A signed up to Jig-So’s Active Inclusion project, Empowering families, in September 2016. She is a mother of 3 who has been out of the workforce since her eldest child was born 21 years ago. Now the children have grown up, she is looking to develop herself.

Mrs A has attended many courses as part of the project including, Food and Nutrition in the Early Years and Food Hygiene Level 2. She will soon be attending a Level 2 First Aid and is hoping to attend other courses such as sign language. As well as attending courses, Mrs A is now a regular volunteer in the centre.

“Since joining the project with Jig-So my confidence has grown so much especially with the younger generation of parents. All the courses have made me realise I’ve still got the skills and can use them in everyday life. The thought of learning again was scary! I thoroughly enjoy volunteering in Baby Explorer, it’s nice that I can pass on my experience as a mother. If I choose to go back to work, I now know I’ve got the skills and I’ve got the confidence to work with the younger generation.”