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:

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Redundancy: your rights

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

Know your redundancy rights and entitlements - on the GOV.UK website.

If you believe your employer hasn't applied the correct process, contact ACAS or Citizens Advice.

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How to get financial help and claim benefits

You may be able to claim benefits if you have:

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.

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How to find job vacancies

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:

National job sites:

Social Media, including Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter:

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How to write a CV, prepare for job interviews or access careers advice

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:

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How to find training courses or apprenticeships

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:

You can find out how Apprenticeships work on the Apprenticeships in Sussex website.

You can review all apprenticeship opportunities in our area on the GOV.UK website.

For a full list of local training organisations that provide local apprenticeship opportunities see the Apprenticeships in Sussex website.

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How to start your own business

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:

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How to look after your mental health and emotional wellbeing

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:

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Support for those with a disability or learning difficulty

There is specialist support for those that have a physical disability, are a carer or have a learning difficulty or autism:

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Don't know where to start? Talk to an Employment Advisor...

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:

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