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

Our Work Clubs that used to meet in libraries are suspended, but you can still contact the people who run them for advice.

You need to contact the right work club for you that covers the area where you live. If you don’t know which Councillor Ward you are in use the postcode look up here.

Find information for council wards, who provides and how best to get in contact.

Councillor wardsProviderContact
Bulwell Forest,
Empleo07908 986731 or 07446 583355
BasfordBestwood Directionscharlie@bestwood.org.uk
Leen Valley
Groundwork Greater Nottingham07771 538025 or 07771 566893
Hyson Green,
Belong0115 979 0015 or 07396 371939
St Anns
Renewal Trust07867 562295
Clifton East,
Clifton West,
Bridges Community Trustinfo@bridgescommunitytrust.org.uk

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.

Get alerts for Nottingham City Council new jobs and training opportunities straight to your inbox, sign up to the newsletter here.

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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)

Are you in receipt of a referral find your local Food Bank and Community based Social Eating project?


Online learning

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


Support for businesses & self employed people

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


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, due to the Coronavirus pandemic, are currently offering telephone and email advice only 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.


Manage your money during coronavirus

For lots of resources, including a guide on how you can best manage your money, how you can cut the cost of household bills and what you might need to think about if you need to borrow money, or support if you are worried about debt, struggling to pay your bills because of coronavirus, or to check if you can get free school meals or supermarket vouchers.


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

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