Welcome to the Growing Together Project
Growing Together was the successful Big Lottery-funded project for young single parents aged 25 or under. It was available to social housing tenants in Newport, Monmouthshire, Torfaen and Caerphilly.
Charter Housing and single parent charity Gingerbread worked in partnership to provide young single parents with information, advice and guidance, supporting them to make informed choices about their futures. We offered free workshops and fun days aimed at increasing confidence, self esteem and employment skills. We also provided a range of practical workshops such as DIY skills, First Aid, Money Saving sessions, Digital Safety, and more. Please take a look around the site, check out our free resources, and see what impact was made to the lives of the young single parents that we had the pleasure of working with.
FREE COURSE for Young Single Parents
Join us for the next amazing All About You course at the fantastic Greenmeadow Community Farm on August 7th, 8th, 14th and 15th 2018. Make friends,…Find out more...
Check out our Online Toolkit and Win
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The Growing Together Conference is Here
Today is the day! Get ready for The Growing Together Conference at the wonderful Llancaiach Fawr Manor, Nelson on Wednesday 11th July 10am – 4pm. A…Find out more...
Celebrate with us as we take a look at the amazing achievements that the young single parents we worked with have made.
This final project infographic gives an insight into the project and breaks the facts and figures down for you in a user-friendly way.
This online toolkit, developed by the Growing Together project, is now available to help you provide effective support to young single mums and dads.
With tips, quizzes and examples of best practice created in consultation with experienced practitioners, this toolkit will enable you to overcome the common challenges that come with engaging young single parents and supporting them to succeed.
What went right? What challenges did we face? How did the work we did help the young single parents achieve their goals?
This evaluation document, written by Youth Work Trainer, Consultant and Author, Vanessa Rogers is essential reading for anyone who wants to know the impact of the project.
Read our Storybook
Young single parents have co-authored the wonderful ‘Goodbye Green Eyed Monster’ storybook, available in libraries and schools around South Wales.
Published by Petra Publishing, this book deals with childhood jealousy and shows that families come in all shapes and sizes. Once you’ve read the book, why not have a go at making the monster here. Link coming soon!
Play our Videogame
Planet Mum is an exciting new videogame-based resource for children and young people, designed and influenced by young single parents engaging with the Growing Together project. Playable on most laptops and computers, we could tell you more but would rather you play it for yourselves.