Coronavirus (COVID-19): Employment advice and support: Help to Work
If you have been made redundant or are at risk of being made redundant due to the COVID pandemic, you may be feeling worried about the future. Adur & Worthing Councils have joined forces with several partner organisations to provide good information, advice and guidance in relation to employment issues.
Below you will find a range of useful information and links to key services and support:
Have you been made redundant? You may be entitled to:
- Redundancy pay
- The option to move into a different job
- Time off to find a new job
You may be able to claim benefits if you have:
- Lost your job
- Working reduced hours
- Need to self-isolate
- Check your entitlement - on the Entitled To website
You can find helpful advice about paying your mortgage, credit cards and household bills on the:
If you need help with food, here's how to find your nearest foodbank.
To help you find a job read these tips and advice.
Employers advertise their jobs in a variety of places. These include:
Dedicated local jobs boards:
- Love Local Jobs
- Proud to Care - jobs in care
- Wired Sussex - jobs in media, digital & technology
- West Sussex County Council Jobs
National job sites:
- Find a Job - on the GOV.UK website
- Agency Central website
- Find and apply for an apprenticeship - on the GOV.UK website
Social Media, including Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter:
- Jobs Centre Plus (JCP) - Sussex Jobs - on Twitter
- Worthing & Adur Job Board - on Facebook
- Worthing Jobs - on Facebook
Information, advice and guidance to help you make decisions on learning, training and work is available from the:
If you are 18+, unemployed and need help then try the:
If you are a housing association tenant, you may also be able to access supported careers and employment advice:
- Clarion Housing Group, Clarion Futures - Jobs and Training Scheme
- Southern Housing - 360 making lives better scheme
- Optivo Housing Group - Virtual Employment Support
Our local colleges and universities have a range of training courses and apprenticeship opportunities (apprenticeships are open to ALL ages). These are a great place to start, with many courses free or at reduced cost. Some courses will be paid for by an employer:
- Chichester College
- Greater Brighton Metropolitan College (MET)
- University of Brighton
- University of Chichester
- Aspire Sussex
- Skills Toolkit - on the GOV.UK website
For a full list of local training organisations that provide local apprenticeship opportunities see the Apprenticeships in Sussex website.
If you are considering starting up your own business, the Chichester Business Hot House Programme offers local information and live webinars to get you thinking. You may also be able to access a grant.
The following websites are also useful starting points:
- Set Up a Business advice - on the GOV.UK website
- Worthing and Adur Chamber of Commerce
- Business Startup Loans
If you are struggling with your mental health as a result of being made redundant, here's a list of organisations that can help you:
There is specialist support for those that have a physical disability, are a carer or have a learning difficulty or autism:
- If you have a physical disability or are a carer you can get support from Workability
- Do you or someone you know, have a learning disability or Autism? You can get support from Work Aid - on the Aldingbourne Trust website
If you can't find the information you need on this web page or need further guidance, please use the form below to request support from one of our employment advisors.
You can also get help from the Citizens Advice Bureau.
If you need help with using the internet or don't have access to a computer, tablet or smartphone, you may be able to get help through:
If you need help with managing your money, we can connect you with one of our Money Mentors. Please get in touch to find out more on: