One Family’s New Futures Employability Programme has done it again and won the Special Recognition Award at the Aontas Star Awards. This is the second time the employability programme, which boasts a 85% progression rate, has won this prestigious  honour, having scooped the same award in 2019. The award was presented at a ceremony in Croke Park, Dublin this morning.

Karen Kiernan CEO of One Family said, “We’re just so proud of  Valerie Maher, Niamh Wynne and all the New Futures team. This is a huge achievement and it is recognition of the team’s hard work but also recognition for all of the parents who have gone through the programme. Huge thank you to ESF Ireland for funding the programme and our current partners the Department of Social Protection who are working with us to deliver the programme through the EaSI programme.”

New Future’s sister course, the New Steps Personal Development programme will start on May 10th delivered via Zoom each Wednesday morning from 10am to 12.30pm.  The programme is open to lone parents receiving the One-Parent Family Payment (OPF) or Job Seekers Transitional Payment (JST) and who are living in Cavan, Monaghan, Louth or Meath.

To register and for more information please email or call Niamh at 01 662 9212. For more information about One Family please click here

One Family’s employability and education programmes are part supported by funding received under the Gender Equality Activity of the European Social Fund (ESF) Programme for Employability, Inclusion and Learning 2014-2020 (‘PEIL’) and the Employment and Social Innovation (EaSI) programme 2014-2020.  

The ESF PEIL Gender Equality Activity aims to promote social inclusion and combat discrimination in the labour market. The EaSI programme aims to promote a high level of quality and sustainable employment, guaranteeing adequate and decent social protection, combating social exclusion, poverty, and improving working conditions.