Helping you into work

At different times in your life you may need extra advice and support to help you into work. Whether you are a lone parent, have a disability, leaving school or college, over 50, or simply out of work, there are a number of services and programmes to help you.

Leaving school, college or university

Moving from school, college or university into work can be a big step. Even if you have a good idea of where you want to be, the best way to get there is not always clear. But there are lots of opportunities and help available to you and this includes getting the experience you need and financial help for training.

Out of work

Whether you have been out of work for a short time or a longer period, your local Jobs and Benefits office can give you advice on financial support or benefits you may be entitled to for training, starting work or becoming self employed. 

You'll be offered training opportunities, job search skills, work experience placements and supported job opportunities, to help you overcome barriers and get back into employment.

Lone parents

If you are a lone parent and thinking about returning to work, but don't know where to start, there is help and advice available. Contact your local Jobs and Benefits office to find out more.

People with disabilities, health conditions and carers

If you have a disability, a health condition or have been seriously injured, there is help, advice and support available if you're unable to work, looking for work or may be looking for work in the future.

Through initiatives such as preparation for work programmes, you'll receive flexible work-focused support, tailored to your specific needs.

If you get any of the following, the Condition Management Programme could help you return to work:

Further information and advice is available at:

Carers

If you're caring for someone, you might feel that you can't work because of your caring role. There is help if you want paid employment. Your local Jobs and Benefits office can advise how earnings may affect entitlements and benefits you receive as a carer.

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