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Support programmes

Government support programmes

Fuller Working Lives - a framework for action
The Government's action plan, issued in June 2014, aims to help older people stay in the workplace.  It sets out a range of measures including the appointment of a new Older Workers' Employment Champion, new Jobcentre Plus pilot projects offering tailored provision for older jobseekers in some offices, a Jobcentre Plus initiative to identify and understand particular barriers to employment for carers with the aim of designing specific interventions to support them into work, and the launch of a new Health and Work Service to provide workers with long-term health problems the support they need to stay in or return to work

Support for carers

The Work Programme now replaces nearly all the previous Government employment support schemes for those out of work and on welfare benefits

Work Choice provides a tailored, coherent range of specialist employment services which can respond more flexibly to the individual needs of disabled people and their employers and make better use of resources.

Work Clubs  is a Great Britain wide initiative which aims to support the development of a network of locally led community based support for the unemployed which will grow organically.

Government Employment Programmes is a 2012 information note from the TUC setting out the main publicly funded employment programmes for people out of work.

The National Careers Service
The service, which operates in England, offers telephone, face-to-face and online career information and advice services. It also offers detailed sector by sector job market information by area and a number of tools.  It provides information on funding sources and an online directory of all adult learning and training programmes funded by the Skills Funding Agency in each area.

Other sources of support


Big Lottery Fund

Skills Funding Agency

Skills Development Scotland offers the My World of Work toolkit which assists people with every step of their career journey from researching careers to building CVs, discovering strengths and how they fit in with career goals. It also provides job search facilities and information on learning and training opportunities.

Careers Wales

Lifeline Projects Ltd (Drugs/alcohol and homelessness)

PLIAS (Ex-offenders)


Shaw Trust

CivvyStreet is a Royal British Legion website which provides information on employment support for ex-Service Personnel and the dependants of someone who has served or is still serving. The support offered includes advice on skills development, career options, funding, training and starting a business. There are also two grant schemes; Be the Boss, a government scheme delivered by the Royal British Legion, to assist those want to start their own business; and grants to help the unemployed and low skilled develop skills.

 List of organisations supporting ex-Service personnel

This site is for help and information only. It is not meant as an authoritative guide. It is not meant as an authoritative statement of the law, and future changes in the law and other programmes and initiatives could make it less accurate at times. TAEN, the Department for Work and Pensions and the European Social Fund take no responsibility for your use of the information. You should always take professional advice on any specific legal or financial matter.