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Family Action is delighted to have been awarded funding from Barclays to deliver a three-year LifeSkills Holiday Hub programme to support families. As well as offering opportunities for families to spend quality time together and have access to healthy food, the sessions offer LifeSkills workshops for parents and carers to build their confidence, social networks, financial and employability skills. 

The LifeSkills workshops use a coachingbased approach, in which parents and carers are supported to focus on their individual strengths and needs, to consider their options and to think differently – helping them to feel more empowered and able to face new challenges. David Holmes CBE, Chief Executive, Family Action says: 

We are very grateful to Barclays for funding Family Action’s LifeSkills Holiday Hub project. The workshops will offer practical help to prepare parents and carers for employment opportunities, volunteering or training and further support to tackle the personal barriers they may face.” 

Read Jo’s story to find out how the programme has helped them develop skills such as budgeting and cooking.

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LifeSkills created by Barclays:

LifeSkills is giving millions of people the skills, knowledge and confidence they need to succeed in work, whether that’s a young person preparing for their first job, to someone wanting to progress in their career, make changes to their working life or even start their own business. ​​

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Please note that due to the Covid Pandemic, Family Action’s LifeSkills sessions are being run during term time as well as in the school holidays. Some sessions are also being delivered virtually (e.g. via Zoom).