Jobs, Work & Money Support

Find out about managing your money, preparing for work, benefits and more.

If you need help, whether with money, benefits, housing, restarting or starting a business, food banks, or finding work, information about our  services and recommended websites are listed below.

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Library work clubs

Looking for work?  We can help you – come along to one of our Work Clubs to meet a qualified employment adviser who can help you identify your next steps, polish up your CV, and apply for jobs.  Need to upskill?  Your adviser can help you find appropriate training to enable you to apply for jobs in your chosen field.

All sessions are free of charge and many are drop-in while some require an appointment – see the link below for details for each location.

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Help with Money

For  in-depth information about managing your money, maximising your income and finding money support in Nottingham, visit the money page on Ask LiON.

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Housing & homelessness Prevention

Housing Solutions provides help if you are at risk of homelessness or are homeless. They can provide advice and support in:

  • Finding accommodation
  • Help keeping your existing accommodation
  • Advice on keeping a tenancy
  • Keeping you safe in your home

Use Homelink to apply for social housing, including council housing, or mutual exchanges (swapping your home with another social tenant)

Help with food

There are a number of places around the city providing social eating opportunities and the opportunity to buy low cost food, as well as a network of foodbanks which can be accessed by referral.

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Online learning

Here are a few sites offering free e-learning to help you brush up on your skills, from CV writing and IT to interview techniques:

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Support for businesses & self employed people

If you run or are thinking of starting your own business, visit our Business and IP Centre Nottinghamshire page to see how we can help you.

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Your Rights

Nottingham City Council’s Welfare Rights Service offers free, confidential and impartial advice on issues including what benefits you can claim, if you have debts which may leave you without money for essentials or you have no money as your benefits have stopped.

Advice Nottingham offers advice on a range of issues including benefits, debt, employment and housing.

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Find out what benefits you may be entitled to using an independent benefits calculator, or follow this step-by-step process to apply for Universal Credit.


Our page offers help & resources for both physical & mental health

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Resources and services in our libraries to support unpaid carers, and links to sources of support.

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