The UK Government’s furlough scheme is ending on 31 October so we’ve put together some excellent sources of information if you may be affected. A new Job Support Scheme will start but it’s important you talk to your employer now to find out about what will happen to your job. Start to think now about how you will manage if your hours are reduced or your employer makes your role redundant.
Talk to us as soon as you feel you may struggle to make a payment. Our dedicated team can help with support but it’s so important you talk to us as early as possible.
We are here ready to help you. The fastest way to chat to us is using Live Chat on our website during office hours- Monday to Friday- or you can ask for support through your My Bron Afon account. If you use Facebook it’s easy to talk to us through Messenger. Our number is 01633 620 111.
Use this benefits calculator to check your claiming everything you’re entitled to.
Universal Credit is paid every month and can include elements to cover your rent. You will have a work coach who can give advice on extra support including possible funding from training.
Citizens Advice can run Help2Claim- to give you a helping hand to claim Universal Credit. Call Lisa Hamer on 01633 973568.
Torfaen Council can help if you’re struggling to pay your council tax. They also have financial inclusion team who offer general advice. Call 01495 76 2200 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
If you’re facing redundancy, looking for work or a career visit the Working Wales site for a wide range of support and advice.
Careers Wales is an excellent place to plan your career, prepare to get a job, and find and apply for the right apprenticeships, courses and training.
The government’s Find a Job site is easy to search for vacancies by area or employment sector.
Follow the Twitter account for the Jobcentre Plus team in south east Wales as they share info on job vacancies.
Barclay Bank’s LifeSkills is a free website that is packed with useful pages including a section to help you with job interviews. It has model answers to give inspiration, particularly for people who haven’t done an interview for a long time.
This grant helps people with disabilities or health conditions start work or stay in work. It can also help you move into self-employment and start a business. To apply visit this page on the GOV.UK website. Any money you receive does not have to paid back and will not affect any other benefits you receive.
You can apply for Access to Work if you:
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