Skills and employability

Do you find it hard to take part in work or training because of benefits, finances or housing? if so, our advisors can help. Our team have lots of experience working with people to access support.

Our advisors can help you to overcome barriers that you might face when accessing learning, training, volunteering or work. They can help at every step of the way and give personalised support so you can thrive in new opportunities.


Our advisors can help you to access independent advice. Our team can help you through the process of finding and applying for financial support that's right for you. They can help you understand the requirements, complete application forms, and follow up on applications.

Our team also have good connections to different groups and support services that can help.


Managing finances around starting work can be tough, especially if you're worried about budgeting or dealing with debt. Balancing bills, travelling costs, and daily expenses can be a challenge when starting a new job. 

We can also help you to use the government's benefits calculator. It can be used to check how your benefits will be affected if you start work or increase your hours. It's independent, free and anonymous. 

Our advisors can help you to manage these worries and get help. We work with services that can provide financial advice. These services can offer advice on managing debt, payment plans, and building skills to help you to manage these. 


If your housing situation isn't secure, this might make you feel like a job won't work for you. 

You might be worried about job options or unable to access them. Our advisors can help you to access support to find options that can help you. This might be through housing options support, Berneslai Homes or other programmes.