New Steps Personal Development Course  is a free 6 week, part-time personal development programme specifically designed for those parenting alone or sharing parenting. New Steps can be taken as a stand-alone programme or as an introductory course into ourNew Futures Employability Programme. 

The next New Steps Personal Development Course runs from May 10th to June 14th on Wednesday mornings from 10am -12pm.  For more information call Niamh Wynne on 01-6629212 or  email:

There are no classes during school holidays. Participants may be offered a laptop loan or help with broadband costs if needed.

Who is eligible to participate in New Steps? 

The New Steps Personal Development Programme is open to people parenting alone who are in receipt of a social welfare payment and who living in counties Louth, Monaghan, Meath and Cavan.

The New Steps programme is currently supported through funding received under the Employment & Social Innovation Programme (EaSI) 2014-2020, in partnership with the Department of Social Protection.

What are our future plans? 

We plan to secure further funding that will allow us to offer New Steps to lone parents nationwide. Please keep an eye on our website and social media channels for further updates. 

Parents interested in participating in the programme in the future can contact Niamh directly for updates at  or call reception on 01 662 9212. 

Participants on New Steps

  • Become more confident.
  • Gain personal development skills and tools.
  • Get support and form new friendships with parents in the same situation.
  • Learn how to balance work and family life.

Wrap-Around Supports Include 

  • One to one key work support.
  • Information, counselling and parenting support (Online or by telephone).