If you need further help in looking for work there are plenty of other services out there that you can use. We’ve listed a few of them below to help you get started.
The Employment and Disability Service work to help people living with a disability or problems with their mental health to enter into the work place for the first time, or after a break . Find out more about them on their website here.
Prince’s Trust Enterprise Programme
They can help you decide if self employment is right for you. Find out more about them on their website here.
Commsortia – Building Better Opportunities (BBO)
They offer rounded support to participants, which could vary from confidence building and mentoring, to CV writing and money advice; all of which focuses on the needs of the individual. Find out more about them on their website here.
They offer a friendly, supportive environment where individuals can make new friends, access education and employment experience and regain self esteem and confidence. Find out more about them on their website here or ring them on one of the following numbers:
Corby 01536 400931
Kettering 01536 511993
Wellingborough 01933 442066
National Autistic Society
They provide flexible, bespoke support to adults aged 18 and over with a diagnosis of autism who are in or looking for employment, work placements or volunteering roles.
Ring them on 01933 653200 or visit their website here.
Alternatively you could speak to someone in person at the Kettering Voluntary Network who are based at The Business Exchange, Rockingham Road, Kettering, NN16 8JX
They can also be contacted by phone on either of the following numbers: (01536) 526422
Nene Valley Community Action also have plenty of volunteering opportunities and you can speak to someone in person at their office (7 West St, Rushden, NN10 0RT) or phone them on: (01933) 313526.
If you’re looking to further your academic skills you can contact any of the following providers.
Northamptonshire Adult Learning Service or call 0300 126 1000 Monday to Friday 8am to 6pm (charged at local rate)
Northampton – Wellingborough:
Kettering – Corby:
Distance Learning Courses:
There are also a handful of online resources that you could access. Here’s a few of them.
Online English, Maths and IT call 0800 101 901
Learn Direct: Maths
Learn Direct: English
Alison – online courses https://alison.com/
National careers Service https://nationalcareersservice.direct.gov.uk/Pages/Home.aspx
We’re also aware that being unemployed can lead to other difficulties and there are local organisations offering help and support. We’ve listed a few of these organisations below:
Sofa Wise are a charity with a mission to provide affordable furniture and household goods to those in receipt of benefits whilst avoiding landfill, and offering volunteering opportunities to local people.
Money Advice Centre are a financial advice centre based in Kettering that are completely confidential and free of charge.
The Daylight Centre Food bank is designed to help individuals and families in Wellingborough and District who are in crisis. The aim of the Food bank is to provide people in proven need with basic food and other essential items for a short time until the crisis is resolved or until the appropriate agencies are in a position to assist.
Kettering Community Unit are the Kettering District Food bank, designed to help those in food poverty the help they need.
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