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Parents, Childcare and Employment (PaCE)

The aim of the project is to support economically inactive parents across Ceredigion into education, training and employment, where childcare is their main barrier.

We will engage with customers on a voluntary basis to establish realistic and achievable goals to improve skills, tackle low confidence / self-esteem, whilst looking to overcome any barriers they may have enabling them to move closer to sustainable employment.

Eligible clients:


Lone Parents, on Income Support and Employment Support Allowance

Parents in workless households on Employment Support Allowance

Parents in workless households on Jobseeker’s Allowance (aged 16 to 24 years only)

Coupled Parent where only one parent works.


Parents on Jobseeker’s Allowance aged 25+ years and participants of the Governments Work Programme are not eligible


On-going support


Customers will be given one to one support in variety of areas, helping them to remove any barriers and support their search for employment.


In work “Better Off” calculations

Help to get on-line

Create email account

CVs/interview skills etc.

Self-Employment advice and guidance


Funding is available for childcare to support customers undertaking activities such as

 Voluntary work

Work Trials / Work Experience

Attend training courses to update skills


Support is also available to remove barriers moving the customer into employment i.e.


Tools and Equipment

Transport costs


 Job hunters childcare scheme extended until 2020 – BBC News

PaCE Information Leaflet

To find out more about Parents, Childcare and Employment (PACE) via an informal chat with an advisor, please ring


Gwynant Ellis:  07786 198 639 / (North Ceredigion)


John Dive:  07818 588936 (Mid Ceredigion)


Wendy Lewis: 07818588069 / (South Ceredigion)


Photo of the PaCE Advisors – From left to right

John, Wendy and Gwynant