The Plus One programme is for young mums and dads, and young mums and dads-to-be who live in Hertfordshire and are aged 14-21 (up to the age of 24 if they have a learning disability).
Topics covered by the programme are:
- Healthy living
- Parenting skills
- Confidence building
Participants gain a City and Guilds Employability Skills qualification which will help them to progress to further education, training or employment.
The Plus One programme also contains elements which help the young parents grow in confidence and cope with the new challenges of being a parent.
Services for Young People Youth Workers and Personal Advisers support and encourage young parents/parents-to-be throughout the programme, facilitating the group sessions and also providing advice and guidance on the young people's next steps after the programme.