Work life - wondering how you can balance a job with a family?
If you're thinking of going out to work after having children you probably have lots of questions. You can find all the information and guidance you need in Lambeth.
“I hadn't worked since my son was born. I was really nervous about getting a job and wasn’t sure how to fit a job around looking after him. Jobcentre Plus were really helpful and put me in touch with Kaleidoscope who helped me get a job at nursery. I’ve now completed a qualification and I’m really enjoying working.” Debbie Treacy – Nursery Nurse and lone parent.
Where can I get support and advice?
The organisations below can advise you on balancing childcare arrangements with a job and support you into work.
The Jobcentre can help you access support to get a job. There are several Jobcentres across Lambeth and they can offer you:
- advice about claiming benefits (including childcare support)
- job vacancies
- support with your job search
- training to help you get a job
- help with writing your CV
- support with interview preparation.
Jobcentre Plus (Brixton)
432 Brixton Road
London SW9 2AJ
Jobcentre Plus (Clapham)
London SW4 0JW
Jobcentre Plus (Stockwell)
155-159 Clapham Road
London SW9 0QQ
There are 27 children's centres in Lambeth. They offer a range of services for children under five and their families including childcare, family support and advice about employment. Jobcentre Plus Family Advisers are based in three of Lambeth's Children's Centres as part of a government pilot programme to assist parents in taking steps to employment.
Go to Lambeth Children's Centres page for more details.
These centres are:
Brixton Children’s Centre
Manager: Marjorie McFee
Tel: 020 7587 0914
Family Adviser: Avril Francis
Tel: 07733 237 996
Lark Hall Children’s Centre
Manager: Carrie Johnson
Tel: 020 7622 7265
Family Adviser: Denise Annon
Tel: 07747 781 118
Tree House Children’s Centre at Holmewood Nursery School
Manager: Phyllis Hayden
Tel: 0208 6743440
Family Adviser: Frankey Jones
Tel: 07717 801 318
Family Adviser: Zahida Chohan
Tel: 07833 437 411
The Gain Project helps people who have been out of work for a long time find their way into employment. Gain advisors will help you find the route that suits you best whether that is training, volunteering or employment. Gain has a specialist advisor who works with lone parents to provide support and assistance. They run confidence boosting courses to help you get a job and provide ongoing support once you get work. They offer:
- support to rebuild your confidence
- advice about how to improve your skills
- help with writing your CV
- help with completing application forms
- support with interview preparation
- work experience placements in Lambeth
- financial support for training courses
- ongoing support once you’ve got a job.
The Gain+ Project
9 Brighton Terrace
London SW9 8DJ
Phone: 020 7924 0137