Read or download our Cost of Living Support - Employment factsheet. Including organisations which can help with finding work, benefits and training.

This Cost of Living Support - Employment factsheet [123KB] is also available as a pdf which you can print or download.

The Help for Households website from the UK government has details of help available for cost of living support.

West Sussex County Council Cost of Living Website lists help, advice, and practical support for anyone who needs it

West Sussex Citizens Advice are available to provide free, independent, confidential, and impartial advice to everyone.
Freephone Adviceline on 0808 278 7969.

Finding Work

Help for Households can help with finding work.

Jobcentre Plus can provide information on benefits, loans, and grants as well as help with finding a job

Job Help lets you see which sectors are hiring, the type of jobs available and the skills you need to succeed in them. Plus advice and tips for writing CVs and covering letters.


Universal Credit is a monthly payment to help with your living costs. You may be able to get it if you’re on a low income, out of work or you cannot work. You can apply online for Universal Credit (this includes what information you will need before applying).

Other organisations that can provide information and advice on applying for Universal Credit include:

Citizens Advice

Citizens Advice West Sussex

Money Helper

Money Saving Expert

Learn My Way's free online course explains how Universal Credit works and how to apply. They also have downloadable individual and couples’ checklists.


Skills for Life will help you find training, support, and advice to gain the skills you need for the job you want.

Using the Skills Toolkit could help you build skills, and boost your CV. It’s open to everyone, whether you’re out of work or thinking about changing jobs, have just graduated, or just keen to keep your mind healthy and busy.

More information

Please contact your local library for more details on the support available. Libraries can also signpost to organisations offering targeted support in local areas.


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