This project is funded by The National Lottery Community Fund and the European Social Fund.

Take control of your money and explore avenues to reduce debt, manage expenditure and maximise income to help manage your financial wellbeing.

The work and money support programme combines development of personal, financial and employability skills

Keep learning during the coronavirus crisis with our recently improved online training programmes that you can access on your PC, tablet or phone

If you are a carer, over 50 or have a physical disability, long-term health conditions or mental ill health then you may meet the eligibility criteria for our free support programme. Our project is delivered in Luton, Bedfordshire, Northampton, Kettering, Daventry, Aylesbury and Cherwell. If you are unsure then please do ask

Please call us on 01582 470900 or email us to find out more.

We know and understand how difficult it can be to find work and maintain your financial and emotional wellbeing. 

Our free, friendly and supportive course offers one-to-one coaching and group support to prepare you for employment.

The work and money support programme combines development of personal, financial and employability skills

If you are unemployed and looking for work, hoping to increase your household income or need help to manage your money, we are here to help.

We want to help you with a package of support that best meets your needs.

This could be the starting point you need. 

Find some focus on you and your needs, then plan for a positive future

We will consider how you learn, your areas for development, review your current situation and hopes for the future. We will work with you to design your action plan to make positive steps to meet your short, medium and long term goals.

If you wish to return to work in some way and engage in wellbeing and employment sessions, but are unsure how to start, then we can help with 1-2-1 support with our employment advisors.

What’s covered?

Take control of your money and explore avenues to reduce debt, manage expenditure and maximise income to help manage your financial wellbeing.

With these building blocks in place we’ll start exploring how to remove barriers, produce a winning CV, delivering a confident interview and develop skills to support you back into work. 

Your individualised plan of support can include: 

Managing your money

Calculating how much better off you will be in work 

Reviewing income and expenditure

Reflecting on spending habits and attitudes

Benefits advice

Online tools and calculators

Useful websites

Where to get debt advice

Signposting to hardship funds and support

Taking control

Employability skills

Identify transferable skills

Career directions

Write a winning CV

Interview techniques

Covering letters and emails

Making your best application 

Volunteering

Personal development

Effective communication

Building your confidence

Stress Management

Setting goals

Removing barriers

Managing change

Taking control

Emotional wellbeing

Healthy lifestyles

IT skills 

Setting up and getting the best from emails

Effective use of the internet

Creating and formatting word documents

Using spreadsheets

Creating PowerPoint presentations

E-safety and cyber security

Online tools

Support with apply for jobs

Job sourcing

Exploring local work opportunities

Applying online

Job sites

Customising your CV

Help completing applications

Preparing for an interview 

Reviewing feedback 

Wider support

Wellbeing

Exploring adult education, apprenticeships and other learning opportunities

Signposting to further learning

If you wish to return to work in some way but are unsure how to start, then our Training Officers we can help to support with a 1-2-1 programme of personal and professional development.

Please call us on 01582 470900 or email us to find out more.

Learning from home

Keep learning during the coronavirus crisis with our recently improved online training programmes that you can access at home or on your tablet or mobile, anytime. Our training may include:

  • Regular sessions at our virtual classrooms
  • Support from your tutor by email and phone
  • Online lessons via our new online courses 

Our support and training programmes are popular

We are very pleased to receive many great reviews from people who have taken part in our programmes. Here are just some of the nice things people say about us:

  • “This workshop made a huge difference to my daily life”
  • “Understanding a lot more about myself has helped me to be positive and confident”
  • “Brilliant training, very impressed. Tutor was great”
  • “The programme was good and I learnt a lot”
  • “Helping to develop my skills, my self-confidence and self-esteem”

Join our brand new and free support programme

If you are a carer, over 50 or have a physical disability, long-term health conditions or mental ill health then you may meet the eligibility criteria for support. Our project is delivered in Luton, Bedfordshire, Northampton, Kettering, Daventry, Aylesbury and Cherwell.

If you are unsure then please do ask.

Call the team on 01582 470970 or email us with any questions and to book your place on the course.

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