Short survey for Aberdeen City parents with a disability, or with a child who has a disability, or from minority ethnic backgrounds.

A comprehensive study into the barriers faced by Aberdeen parents to employment, training, and job progression has been commissioned by ABZWorks.

Rocket Science will carry out the research at a city level, with a particular focus on parents of dependent children who face additional barriers to work and engagement in employability support.

The study is aimed primarily at parents with a disability, parents with a disabled child, and parents from minority ethnic backgrounds. The results of the study will be used by ABZWorks to further develop its offering and provide support to more parents in the city.

Aberdeen City Council Co-Leader, Councillor Christian Allard, said: “Being able to access employment or progress into a better paid job can be a way out of poverty for many people living in Aberdeen.   

“Parents are one group that often face challenges to gaining or progressing in employment. They are also one of the groups most likely to experience in-work poverty.

“To help us provide the best possible support to all parents across the city, I encourage you to complete the survey and give your opinion on employability support in Aberdeen and how we can tailor this to help you gain employment.”

City parents with a disability, or with a child who has a disability, or from minority ethnic backgrounds are invited to give their thoughts, experiences and details of the barriers they face in receiving employability support through a short survey. All responses will be anonymous.

To find out more visit or email or call the ABZWorks team on 01224 346100 (Monday to Friday 9am-5pm).

ABZWorks, Aberdeen City Council’s Employability and Skills service, supports parents and carers with dependent children, who are unemployed or experiencing in-work poverty to achieve their goal of getting a job, a better job, further education, or training.

The findings of the study will help ABZWorks to better understand the barriers to employment faced by this group of parents, develop tailored interventions to help people overcome these barriers; and support them to move into and sustain employment, education, and training.  The study also seeks to improve the reach of employability support parents who are harder to reach.

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