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Care to Learn got Saved!

Posted by Prymface on Saturday, February 4, 2012,

You may remember me pestering everyone to help save Care to Learn (C2L) a few months back. Care to Learn pays childcare for parents up to age 20 in education. It is a VITAL fund for young parents and the DfE launched a consultation about their proposed changes in September 2011. The consultation they launched however was not asking whether to cut it or not, it was simply asking HOW to cut it.  With the DfE stating their preferred option (to cut the age eligibility), and this new option alread...
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Care to Learn - What you sayin? Part 2

Posted by Prymface on Wednesday, November 9, 2011,
There's more......


“The government repeatedly states that its reforms are all about getting people off benefits. But the rhetoric doesn’t match the reality; Care to Learn has a proven track record when it comes to its recipients going into further education or work.


This cut is based on a completely false economy. Not only will it save very little in the short term but cost more in the long term when those that have been denied access to education can’t find employment and are stuck on be...

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Care to Learn - What you sayin?

Posted by Prymface on Monday, October 31, 2011,

Ok, so maybe I wasn't the ONLY one kicking up a fuss about the Care to Learn consultation after all. Here's what others had to say:

"If it is true that 'teenage pregnancy remains a priority for the Coalition Government' then it is imperative that funding for Care to Learn is increased to ensure that all teenage parents - not just those under 19 - are given the support that they need to access education, training and employment.

The TUC therefore rejects all four proposals set out in this consul...

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Prymface Recommendations for Care to Learn Consultation

Posted by Prymface on Thursday, October 27, 2011,

The following recommendations should be considered to ensure that young parents are able to progress in education and employment.

1.    As well as covering all parents under 19, guaranteed childcare payments should remain for young parents who start a course when they are 19 – particularly for those without a level 3 qualification, looking to improve on their current qualification level or have had their education disrupted due to pregnancy or becoming a parent.

2.    Support should be looked...
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Dear DfE

Posted by Prymface on Monday, October 24, 2011,

Dear DfE,


Re. Consultation on Care to Learn

I think that you probably should be aware
That in the tick boxes provided my response wasn't there
The comments box was too small to have a real voice
And therefore there seems to be no other choice
So I've sent you an attachment and I hope it's enough
To evidence that young parents have views n stuff
I've looked at other consultations on your site
And this restriction to comment doesn't quite seem right
For in your usual format you tend to request
That thou...
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Operation Save Care to Learn-9 days to go

Posted by Prymface on Wednesday, October 19, 2011,
Here is a draft response to the DfE consultation





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Operation Save Care2Learn Day 10!

Posted by Prymface on Thursday, October 6, 2011,

So, the first week of survey responses have been analysed (see previous blog post). Thank you to everyone who completed a survey - They are still coming in but please do spread the word. In summary, the results so far show that free childcare, the location of childcare and advice and support are the most important things in helping young parents return to education.  Over a third (39%) of young parents who responded felt that the best time to return to education was within a year of becoming ...
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Young Parent Survey Results*

Posted by Prymface on Wednesday, October 5, 2011,

*none of this has been tested for statistical significance!

Who responded to the survey?


73 parents responded to the survey in the first 7 days. Over half had given birth to their first child in the last 4 years. The most common age for giving birth was in the year parents turned 17. 32% were in school when they found out they were pregnant and 32% were working, 23% were in college and 11% were NEET.

39% lived with their parents where at least one worked when they had their first child. 24% live...
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Young Parent Survey

Posted by Prymface on Saturday, October 1, 2011,
Click here to take survey


Just a reminder! x

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Operation Save Care2Learn Day 4

Posted by Prymface on Friday, September 30, 2011,

It's Day 4 of 'Operation Save Care2Learn'.

This is where we are:

Successes

1. So far 44 young parents have responded to the survey about being a young parent and returning to education -  This is fab and the results are really interesting. The results so far not only identify the importance of childcare and when young parents think is the best time to return to education but they also suggests other areas where colleges could be more helpful in supporting young parents. I will use the results ga...
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Looks like it's up to us then

Posted by Prymface on Wednesday, September 28, 2011,

This month the Government launched its consultation on changes to Care to Learn.

When Care to Learn works it is an amazing thing.  It basically pays the childcare (up to £160 a week) for young parents under 20 while they are in education. For young parents who aren't lucky enough to have their mum on hand just round the corner to look after their little cherub (for which I will be eternally grateful) Care to Learn is often the only way that young mums can afford to go back to college and gain...

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Care to Learn Consultation

Posted by Prymface on Friday, September 2, 2011,

"Care to Learn provides non income-assessed support for childcare and associated travel costs to young parents of up to £160 a week (£175 in London) to enable them to complete their education, gain qualifications and enter employment. Childcare payments are made direct to the childcare provider. In academic year 2009/10 the programme cost around £37 million and provided childcare support to 7,933 young parents. ...
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