Wiltshire Children’s Centres launch their “I Can, You Can” Campaign

27 April 2012

As part of its support for families, 4Children’s Wiltshire Children’s Centres will take their support even further with a new campaign which seeks to inspire people by highlighting real solutions to overcome the barriers that sometimes make it harder for people to get back into work.

The “I can, You can” campaign will be getting 4Children staff, current volunteers and partner organisations to highlight the benefits of training and volunteering in getting a job by getting people to talk about their own experiences and offer tips and ideas for people to help them get back their self confidence and take those difficult first steps back into employment.

One clear example of how getting back into work can be a complex process is the story of mother of 2, Tracey Griffin, who now works as a Support Worker at 4Children’s Studley Green Children’s Centre.

Tracy left school with no qualifications, became a teenage mum and did not think about training, education or employment until she was in her 30s.

I was too scared, didn’t think I could do it and thought careers were for other people.”

Tracy started with small steps, beginning with an IT course at her local college before finding a volunteering opportunity through a friend.  But those small steps took Tracy on a life changing journey and she now has a paid job at Studley Green Children’s Centre which she really enjoys.


Notes to Editor

For further information or to request an interview or case studies, please contact Ilana Rapaport at Ilana.rapaport@4Children.org.uk or call 0207 522 6928 / 07917870641 or contact William Staynes via William.staynes@4children.org.uk or call 0207 522 6991


4Children is the national charity all about children and families. We have spearheaded a joined-up, integrated approach to children’s services and work with a wide range of partners around the country to ensure children and families have access to the services and support they need in their communities. We run Sure Start Children’s Centres as well as family and youth services across Britain.

We develop, influence and shape national policy on all aspects of the lives of children, young people and families. As the Government’s strategic partner for early years and childcare we have a crucial role in co-producing policy with the Department of Education and representing the sector’s views and experiences. Our national campaigns, like Give Me Strength, change policy and practice and put the needs of children and families on the political and policy agenda.

For more information visit www.4children.org.uk


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