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 activities that increased confidence, self esteem and employment skills. We also provided a range of practical courses including DIY skills, First Aid, Money Saving, Digital Safety and more. Please take a look around, 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. Thanks for the support!
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. Share the story with others here…
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.
Meet the Organisations
We manage nearly 5,000 homes across Newport, Caerphilly, Torfaen and Monmouthshire.
We are committed to providing great service to our tenants, so they can enjoy and benefit from living in our homes. As well as helping to maintain your home, our experienced teams offer a wide range of services including money advice, IT training and parenting support.
We are part of the Pobl Group of companies.
At Gingerbread, we think single parents do a brilliant job. We provide advice and practical support for single parents.
Expert advisers answer our helpline, our website is packed full of useful information and we offer training too.
We also campaign to improve the lives of all single parent families. And because we’re a national charity, it’s all free.
Big Lottery Fund
The Big Lottery Fund is responsible for distributing 40 per cent of all funds raised for good causes (about 11 pence of every pound spent on a Lottery ticket) by the National Lottery – around £670 million last year.
Since June 2004 we have awarded over £6 billion to projects supporting health, education, environment and charitable purposes, from early years intervention to commemorative travel funding for World War Two veterans.