Coronavirus - Support for Jobseekers

Coronavirus

Starting Point is here to help those seeking employment during these challenging times. We are offering a range of services to help people across the region find work and access any support they need. Please click below to find out more about how we can support you:

Support with finding a job, redundancy and for furloughed workers


We understand that now, more than ever, people need support in getting into work, especially if you have recently been made redundant. We are still offering telephone appointments only; where we can help you search and apply for work, give career guidance, help with CV writing and offer redundancy support. Plus we can offer support for furloughed workers.

To book a telephone appointment, please call on 01744 698800/07834748137 or email info@thestartingpoint.org

**If you've made an enquiry, you may receive a call back from our office mobile phone on 07834748137 as our staff are currently working remotely**

Employers recruiting now


We are constantly working with businesses and local authorities and are monitoring media updates to bring you a list of companies with vacancies you can apply for now.

Starting Point can help with your application to give you the best chances of success (simply book a telephone appointment with the team on 01744 698800 and we will guide you through the process).

This list will be added to as we receive updates:

Retail/ Customer Service

Admin

Care

 

Warehousing/ Driving/Labouring

Facilities

Redundancy Support

You are not alone at this difficult time - we can offer help with searching for jobs, job applications, CV writing and interview skills remotely. Starting Point can also help you apply for funding to help you retrain and ensure your qualifications are up to date so you can get back into the workplace as quickly as possible.

Funding for training can be applied for 13 weeks prior/post redundancy date, and training must be related to your previous job role (it can also be used to venture into self-employment if you have a business plan). This funding can be used towards training, a course, qualification or licence; the course must be short (less than 2 weeks measured on a full-time basis) and face-to-face.

For more information on applying for redundancy support funding,  call us on 01744 698800 or email info@thestartingpoint.org

Free training courses


Where possible, we are offering remote training so you can still add valuable skills to your CV and stand out to employers looking for staff.

Courses currently planned to run remotely are:

For all the latest updates on our training a

Updated list of remote courses

If you'd like to sharpen your digital skills, call us on 01744 698800 or email info@thestartingpoint.org

Accessing help and Government Services


If you are in need of financial help, the Government has put additional measures in place to support people. Below are some useful links which can help you:

Starting Point is still here to help and will continue supporting anyone who is looking for work. Please call on 01744 698800 or email info@thestartingpoint.org with any queries.

Kind to Your Mind - Mental Health Support


The “Kind to Your Mind” Cheshire and Merseyside partnership campaign went live on Monday 13th April .

The online resources are for anyone living and working in the Cheshire and Merseyside area and include apps, courses, podcasts to support mental health and wellbeing.

There is also a  24/7 support phoneline to support anyone who needs help.

If you need any support finding a job or applying for a new role, please get in touch and our team will book you a free careers appointment over the phone. Call on 01744 698800 or fill in the form below and we will get back to you.
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