Support Services

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.

EADS Northampton

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

Teamwork Trust

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


However if you’re just looking for some volunteering you can search for opportunities online by visiting Do It.org or by going to the local county website.

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:

Moulton College:  01604 491131
Northampton College:  01604 734567
Tresham College: 0845 658 8990
The University of Northampton: 0300 303 2772
Knuston Hall Residential College: 01604 362200
Key Training

Kettering – Corby:

Tresham College: 0845 658 8990
Kettering Training Services: 01536 535900 (A study programme and apprenticeships supporting development of local businesses and young people)

Distance Learning Courses:

The Open University: 0300 303 5303
Open College of The Arts: 0800 731 2116


There are also a handful of online resources that you could access. Here’s a few of them.

BBC Website 
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

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 

Money Advice Centre are a financial advice centre based in Kettering that are completely confidential and free of charge.

 

 

 

 

Daylight Centre Food Bank

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 Food Bank

Kettering Community Unit are the Kettering District Food bank, designed to help those in food poverty the help they need.

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