Here are some links which you may find useful:
Job Centre Plus
Job Centre Plus lists hundreds of available jobs daily. Although you can refine your search to the type of work, the area and the working hours, it can sometimes help to be flexible in what you are prepared to look at. Information Line: 0845 6060 234 (lines open Monday - Friday 8am - 6pm) For those who have difficulty speaking or hard of hearing Textphone: 0845 6055 255 (lines open Monday - Friday 8am- 6pm)
For work in the public sector see careers available in the NHS, teaching, the armed forces and the emergency services.
There are a number of state benefits that are designed to help people while they search for work. The main one is Job Seekers Allowance, check the website to make sure your claiming all you re entitled to.
Flexible New Deal
This programme aims to help you find a job, or get training / work experience to assist with finding a job. More information including who is eligible to take part is available online. In addition there are voluntary New Deal programmes available are for lone parents; disabled people; partners of benefit claimants
Learndirect offer high-quality learning at a time and place that is convenient to you. You can choose what and when to learn, and work at your own pace. Information Line: 0800 101 901 (lines open 7am - 11pm). Typetalk service available for hard of hearing.
Learndirect Scotland Telephone: 0808 100 9000 (lines open Monday - Friday 7am - 11pm, Saturday & Sunday 9am - 6pm)
Citizens Advice Bureau (CAB)
CAB provides information on how to deal with debt, or you can visit a local CAB office. Office locations are on the website or in your phone directory under Citizens Advice Bureau.
National Debtline provides a free, confidential and independent helpline for people with debt problems in England, Wales and Scotland. Expert advice is available over the phone or download information from their website. Helpline: 0808 808 4000 (lines open Monday - Friday 9am - 9pm, Saturday 9.30 - 1pm)
The Consumer Credit Counselling Service (CCCS)
CCCS provide free and confidential services from budgeting advice to practical debt management plans. Helpline: 0800 138 1111 (lines open Monday - Friday 8am - 8pm).
If debts and financial worries overwhelm you and you're feeling emotionally distressed and need someone to talk to, you can phone at any time of day or night. Helpline: 08457 90 90 90 (lines open 24 hours every day). Email: email@example.com.
Information on call charges to 08 numbers:
0800 - Free from BT land lines. Other networks may charge and mobile costs will be incurred.
0808 - Free from BT land lines. Other networks may charge and mobile costs will be incurred.
0845 - Calls cost 4ppm daytime and 1ppm evening and weekends plus a 10p set up charge per call from a BT landline. Calls from other networks may be higher and from mobiles will cost considerably more.
0844 - Calls cost 5p per minute plus a 10p set up charge per call from a BT landline. Calls from other networks may be higher and from mobiles will cost considerably more.