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The Single Parent Action Network (SPAN) has today announced the launch of a new virtual learning centre for single parents. Courses in assertiveness, life coaching and ways into work can now all be accessed free through the website.

“The new Virtual Learning Centre, mirrors the specialist work of the SPAN study centre in Bristol,” confirms Simon Bates, Development Director for SPAN. “Formed in 1990 under the Third European Poverty programme, SPAN provides help and support for single parents in addition to assisting people set up and develop single parent self-help groups.

“The objective of the Virtual Learning Centre is to empower single parents through information, self-help support, training and education,” explains Bates. “In this way, we can work towards ensuring that families are free from poverty, low self-esteem and abusive relationships. Single parents are also able to access stepping stones into work.”

The Virtual Learning Centre will also feature a new course to support people recovering from or experiencing domestic violence and an accredited course in parenting.

“Giving children the best start in life with early intervention and parenting support is a key element of our work,” confirms Bates. “We now anticipate the new Virtual Learning Centre will become a valuable tool to help single parents to gain the confidence they need, in order to take control of their lives.”

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About SPAN

Single Parent Action Network is a uniquely diverse organisation empowering one parent families throughout the UK. SPAN gives a voice to one parent families from diverse backgrounds and cultures, often living in poverty and isolation. SPAN also supports the development of user-led one parent family groups as well as working with organisations and decision-making bodies to develop partnerships to improve policies for one parent families in the UK and internationally. See
SPAN runs the website designed to be an online resource for single parents.

For further information please contact:

Mel Betts
Grapevine PR
01544 318546

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