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.
We also have our own online adult learning courses which are free if you’re in receipt of certain benefits or on a low income.
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 to 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.
Help with Money
If making ends meet is challenging, there is help available.
Local support can be found at:
National Support includes:
General information on managing your money is available from:
Learn about managing your money safely online with a free course from Learn My Way
For more in depth information about managing your money, maximising your income and finding money support in Nottingham, visit the money page on Ask LiON.
Finding jobs, apprenticeships & advice in Nottingham
For the latest job vacancies in the City Council and elsewhere in the city.
You can search jobs, apprenticeships, find careers advice, getting ready for work, apply for jobs and find support in your job search.
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Housing & homelessness Prevention
Housing Aid 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
Food Banks and Community Social Eating projects operate around the city supporting people in need to access free or low cost food – referrals can be made by a wide range of organisations such as housing providers, healthcare, Children’s Centres and employment support services.
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.
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.