Mark Whitehead 13 June 2019

Two councils given funding to help women back to work

Seven successful projects to be given funding to help support women and carers back return to work have been named.

Minister for women and equalities Penny Mordaunt said they include initiatives to help veterans, victims of domestic abuse and homeless women.

The seven projects have been allocated nearly £500,000 towards providing refresher courses, training and qualifications to women from all backgrounds who have taken time away from work for caring responsibilities, as part of a £5m government programme.

Liverpool City Council is being awarded £87,500 to develop a specialised women’s returner programme supporting victims of domestic violence, ex-offenders and those with limited English language skills.

Westminster City Council will receive £60,000 to develop a returner programme to support ethnic minority women into the hospitality sector.

Ms Mordaunt said: 'By acting on this issue we can grow the economy and achieve true equality in our workplaces.'

Other projects include Mpower People CIC being given £96,505 to support women from various disadvantaged backgrounds back into employment across the Liverpool City Region

The Shpresa Programme will receive £78,000 to develop a returners’ programme for women from ethnic minorities while Adviza Partnership will be given £71,042 to launch a sector-focused returner programme.

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