Unemployed

MiSearch downloadable interactive tool for Jobseeker support.

BT Basic – Simple, low-cost phone service for people on benefits.

www.bt.com

Careers South West – Advice and support to help people back into work.

www.cswgroup.co.uk

City and Guilds Bursary – Financial support to help those wishing to take City and Guilds qualifications.

www.cityandguilds.com

Council Tax Relief – Support payments for people struggling to pay their council tax.

www.cornwall.gov.uk

Crisis and Care Awards – Emergency financial support for those who are on benefits to cope with disaster.

www.cornwall.gov.uk

CN4C – Support, training and resources for unemployed people, including access to the internet for jobsearch, advice about benefits and helping struggling people out of poverty.

www.cn4c.org.uk

CPR Foodbank – Supplying food and essentials to those in poverty in the Camborne, Pool and Redruth area.

www.transformationcpr.org

Eat Well Spend Less – Advice and recipes for cooking healhy meals on a low budget.

www.cornwallfoundation.com

Family Action Welfare Grants – Grants for people with physical and social difficulties to obtain household goods and medical adaptations, or to provide access to qualifications.

www.family-action.org.uk

Food Banks in Cornwall – Information on how to access your local food bank, for those in financial crisis.

www.foodandcornwall.org.uk

Freecycle – Local goods swapping network, for a wide range of free items such as furniture, appliances, baby equipment and musical instruments.

www.freecycle.org

Get Online At Home – Cheap refurbished computers for people on benefits or low incomes.

www.getonlineathome.org

Glasspool – Grants for disadvantaged people with support workers, to help with obtaining general household goods.

www.glasspool.org.uk

Government Services – Information on a wide range of services, including benefits eligibility and appeals, tax, tools for self-employed people and disability rights.

www.gov.uk

Heartlands Furniture – Supply unwanted and surplus furniture to local people on benefits, pensions and low incomes at affordable prices.

www.facebook.com/pages/Heartlands-Furniture

Home Energy Saving Program – Free home insulation and grants for people on low incomes.

www.energysavingtrust.org.uk

Inclusion Cornwall (formerly Cornwall Works Directory) – Free training and support to help people back into work, find a career and cope with redundancy.

www.supportincornwall.org.uk

Lawrence Atwell Charity – Grants for vocational training up to level three.

www.skinnershall.co.uk

NHS Low Income Scheme – Financial support with travel costs to appointments for healthcare treatment.

www.nhs.uk/NHSEngland/Healthcosts

Making Music – Grants, bursaries and prizes for both professional and non-professional musicians.

www.makingmusic.org.uk

National Careers Service – Services to help people back into work, including careers advice, access to training and tools to create CVs.

www.nationalcareersservice.direct.gov.uk

Npower Energy Fund – Financial support for Npower customers who are struggling to pay their electricity bills.

www.npowerenergyfund.com

Prince’s Trust Development Award – Cash award for under 24s to help undertake education or training to improve opportunities to gain employment.

www.princes-trust.org.uk

Shelter – Support for people who are struggling with housing, both for those already in housing and those who are homeless.

www.england.shelter.org.uk

Skills Health Check – A tool for finding your strengths and weaknesses, helping to identify suitable job roles and generally finding out more about yourself.

www.nationalcareersservice.direct.gov.uk

Thomas Wall Trust – Grants to help with technical skills training to help people to find work.

www.thomaswalltrust.org.uk

Universal Jobmatch – Official Government jobseekers’ website. For vacancy searches, CV building and recording activities for the Job Centre.

www.gov.uk/jobsearch

Water Support – Financial support for people on low incomes or with health difficulties to help pay for water bills.

www.southwestwater.co.uk

 

Support Helplines:

Energy Grant Line – 01733 421060
Welfare Rights/Benefits Advice – 0800 882 200