Getting back to work

We are working to help provide support and assistance to any of our tenants who want to get back into work.

What we do

We offer a free, independent and confidential advice service for council tenants, aiming to give you a better awareness of your personal finances and help you to understand the impact of monthly wage payments or Universal Credit payments.

We can also provide you with a 'better off' calculation to help you see the financial benefits of returning to work and put you in touch with the right organisations to give you the best support possible with things like:

  • Improving your CV
  • IT support and training courses
  • Help with job searches, training and work experience opportunities
  • Setting up an appropriate email address
  • Getting a bank account
  • Identifying your priority debts
  • Debt issues
  • Poverty issues
  • Money Advice service
  • Energy efficiency

If you are considering starting up your own business you could get help from a government backed scheme. Visit Start Up Loan (external link) to find out more.

Skills Toolkit

The Skills Toolkit (external link) is an online learning platform giving people access to free, high-quality digital, numeracy and employability courses, to help them build up their skills, progress in work and improve their job prospects. The courses focus on the skills employers need and were chosen with the help of top businesses and educational experts, so they are a great choice to share with teams. Boosting the nation’s skills is a key part of building back better, as well as supporting staff and organisational growth and productivity.

Book an appointment

To book an appointment please email moneyadvice@westlancs.gov.uk. A money advice officer will contact you to arrange an appointment within 5 working days, either at your home or at one of our Customer Service Points.

Alternatively, we offer an appointment service for Council tenants at our Customer Service Point at the Concourse on a Wednesday and Friday, 10.00am - 1.00pm.