Recession relief - individuals
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Support for individuals during difficult financial times
Have you recently been made redundant?
The Jobcentre Plus offices are the first place you should visit to look for new employment and to lodge a claim for Jobseekers Allowance or other benefits. Offices are situated on 30-35 Edward St, Brighton, BN2 0LN and on Boundary House, Boundary Road, Hove, BN3 7HD.
Alternatively please call 0800 055 6688.
During the call you will be asked to provide information including:
- Your National Insurance number;
- Details of your rent or mortgage;
- Details of your past or present employment; and
- Details of other income and savings.
Please make sure that you have this information handy when you call.
The Directgov website http://jobseekers.direct.gov.uk is a very useful tool that contains detailed information on job, training, volunteering and careers opportunities.
Are you looking for work?Jobcentre Plus can help you find the right job, whether you are looking for full time, part time, temporary or permanent work. For assistance call 0845 606 0234, visit your nearest Jobcentre Plus or look for a job on-line.
If you are interested in working for the council, please visit our jobs pages.
Please view our Employment and Training Opportunities page for useful contacts and advice in developing skills for work.
Are you looking for training?
City College Brighton & Hove has shifted its provision to respond to the recession. Two courses for adult learners are available:
‘Shine’: If you are unemployed for 6 months or more then take advantage of the FREE training courses at City College. The City College has teamed up with local employers to develop a range of FREE short courses designed to give you the edge when applying for a job.
For more information on this course please contact City College on (01273) 667 788 or visit www.ccb.ac.uk
Do you need financial or housing advice?The quick-glance list below gives a range of helpful contacts for residents that need support in dealing with various issues including housing problems and debt: -
- Housing and Council Tax benefit – Tel 01273 292000.
- Brighton Housing Trust (Housing Advice Enquiries), Community Base 113-117 Queens Road Brighton, BN1 3XG. - Tel: 01273 234737, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org,
- Brighton Unemployed Centre Families Project, 6 Tilbury Place, Brighton, BN2 0GY - Tel: 01273 676171, Email: email@example.com,
- Brighton & Hove Citizens Advice Bureau, Hove Town Hall, 1 Tisbury Road, HOVE, East Sussex, BN3 4AH - Tel: 0845 120 3710. Offering free, confidential, impartial and independent advice on managing your finances, including opening bank accounts, problems with bank accounts, benefit overpayments, council rent arrears, budgeting and general debt problems.
- Housing Options Team (Brighton & Hove City Council) - Brighton & Hove City Council, Bartholomew House, Bartholomew Square, Brighton BN1 1JP, Tel: 01273 293157, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Community Legal Advice Service
For information or advice on a legal problem, assistance in finding your nearest qualified legal adviser and access to a legal aid eligibility calculator.
- Money Advice & Community Support Service, 24 Old Steine, Brighton, BN1 1EL - Tel: 01273 664040, Email: email@example.com,
- Private Sector Housing Services, Hove Town Hall, Environmental Services, Norton Road, Hove BN1 3DQ – Tel: 01273 293156, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
- St Lukes Advice Service, 64 Old Shoreham Road, Brighton, East Sussex, BN1 5DD– Tel: 01273 549203, Email: email@example.com.
- Youth Advice Centre (YAC) Housing Advice Service, 2nd Floor, 58 West Street, Brighton - Tel: 01273 828828, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.