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Single mum Barbara Yeboah-Hinton to launch free parent support network in Borehamwood
A divorcee is looking for sponsors to help open free workshops for single parents and their small children.
Barbara Yeboah-Hinton, of Hartspring Lane, Bushey, hopes to launch the “relaxing” support network for parents and their children in Borehamwood.
The 46-year-old first started the twice weekly sessions in Watford last year, but after seeing how successful it was, she decided to branch out to Borehamwood.
Herself a single mother-of-six, she said she knows firsthand how isolated lone parents can feel and is looking to open the club for others in the same boat.
She said: “It is tough being divorced with children to look after. There are negative attitudes towards you, you feel depressed and you have no time for job interviews.
“But if I can do it, anyone can – all you need is a bit of support and a push. I am really looking forward to launching the project in Borehamwood.
“It will be a great support network in a caring and comfortable environment, to give parents and their kids something to look forward to.
“I am hoping to launch this in a community hall or in a supermarket but have so far found no suitable, cheap locations in the area.
“I am looking for anyone who thinks they can help to contact me – it really could make a difference to so many people.”
During the sessions, parents will be able to attend free confidence building seminars while their children are entertained with a range of activities such as arts and crafts.
Ms Yeboah-Hinton, who also has three grandchildren, will also offer single parents free childcare sessions at the centre while they attend job interviews.
A free lunch will also be provided during the sessions, which will run two days a week from 10am until 2.30pm.