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.

Bestwood Advice Centre

Citizens Advice Nottingham

Clifton Advice Centre

Meadows Advice Group

Nottingham Law Centre

St Ann’s Advice Centre

Welfare Rights

Debt Advice

Local support can be found at:

Cornerstone Money Advice

Step Forward Money Advice

National Support includes:

National Debtline

Step Change

Money information

General information on managing your money is available from:

Citizens Advice

Money Helper

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.

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)

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.


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:


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.


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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