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Stork Boost is a short 5 week course aimed at helping parents make a change

Are you...

  • Struggling to manage on Universal Credit?
  • Wanting to work but don’t know where to start?
  • Concerned about how to manage childcare when working?

Do you want to learn more about…

  • Accessing childcare funding and understanding the options available to you? 
  • How to actually job search and write a CV?
  • How to talk about your transferable skills on application forms?
  • Present yourself to employers in an interview

If you want to rediscover your identity after having children, boost your confidence, skills and knowledge and meet new friends, come and explore the possibilities of managing benefits, work and parenthood with us! 

The course includes personalised, 1:1 support from our course leader Claire.

Course Overview

This session will encourage learners to share their personal stories, and what their barriers to work are with the aim of breaking them down into achievable goals. The main focus here is emotional support, reflection, and empowerment.

Learners will be provided with the tools to manage their own UC claim, including personalised calculations, to see how working will affect their claim. This is an important session to ensure that learners understand their own financial situation and can see for themselves how much better off they will be working.

Looking at how to prepare a generic CV and how to tailor it to different positions. This session includes an introduction to Linkedin.

How to conduct a job search, tailoring the search to your skills and availability. Looking at positions available in different industries, flexible working, volunteering and self-employment. Also, looking at different types of  job applications and learners can role play or apply for real.

Learners will have the opportunity to meet with organisations such as Mustard Tree, Healthy Me Healthy Communities, The Princes Trust, MACC, and Smart Works (these may change) to see what opportunities are available. Learners will also complete the final part of their individual learning plan with goals and aspirations for the future.


Why train with us?

Enrolling now!

To  sign up for the course, fill out the form below and our course Leader Claire will be in touch to check eligibility and enrol you. Or to find out more information and ask any questions,  use the button below to contact Claire, or send us a message on social media.

Other Projects

BOOBS empowers women in Salford and Bury to be open about their breastfeeding experiences and inspire others to breastfeed for longer.

Stork Store is our online and physical store, selling pre-loved and new toys, as well as baby clothes, nappies and more at discounted prices

Our Stork Connections peer support group is to connect and support families together in local areas across Manchester and is a way to continue to help our Stork Support clients with baby essentials.

Your Financial Contribution Can Help Us Support More Parents In Salford & Manchester