The following schemes offer support to residents who are unemployed or concerned about losing their job, and school/college leavers who may also be finding their job search difficult in the tough economic climate.
You are eligible for these schemes if you are a resident of the borough, but you do not have to work here. All of them are free for job seekers to use.
Extra support into work
Ealing One Stop Shop Jobs Network provides a range of support for people who need extra help getting back into work or who have been out of work for some time (including those on benefits).
Support includes information, advice and guidance, volunteering and work experience opportunities, plus extra support once you get a job.
The project is run by a consortium of voluntary sector organisations. It is funded by the European Social Fund and Ealing Council.For more information:
Tel: (020) 8993 9605
Stress or anxietyTwining Enterprise, a mental health charity, can provide assistance (in partnership with Ealing PCT) if you are suffering from stress, depression or anxiety and need help in keeping or finding a job.
Their 'Improving Access to Psychological Therapies' service aids peoples recovery through therapy, self-help and counselling by specialists working closely with local GPs. Advisors can also provide a range of practical assistance to help people get into work or to keep their job if they are having difficulties or being signed off work by their GP; or if they are not in work at all.
You can access the service via your GP, or call directly on (020) 3313 5660.
For more information:
Website: visit www.twiningenterprise.org.uk
Tel: (020) 8840 8833
Redundant or unemployedIf you are under notice of redundancy or have been made redundant or unemployed in the last six months, My Job, My Future, a service for businesses facing redundancies and for their staff, may be of help.
It provides advice to businesses on possible alternatives to redundancy such as free training to give employees new or different skills. Meanwhile, it gives individuals a specially tailored programme of support which can include:
identifying any 'transferable' skills you may have
help with CV preparation and techniques for interviews and presentations
Contact Diana, Anette or David on (020) 8896 8997.