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My Advice Gateway

My Advice Gateway is a free resource to help you quickly find the information you need to claim benefits, access help and support or look for a job or training opportunities. Other services include sections on banking, insurance and how to manage debt.

There is so much information available on the internet that it can often be a tedious and time consuming activity to search through the mass of advice that is available in order to find the information you need. Even government websites that have been set up to provide help can be difficult to find your way around.

My Advice Gateway has been built to help you find the information you need quickly and effectively. Links will take you to authoritative advice or the precise application form you need.

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The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic is far reaching affecting young people, adults, the elderly & vunerable, employers and businesses alike. A network of advice and support to help manage the wide range of problems created has sprung up across the counrty.

Advice for Individuals

Information on what help and support is available if you’re struggling because of coronavirus is available from GOV.UK.

Advice and Support for Employers and the Self-Employed

Advice for Employers is available at the following links:

Advice and Support for Employees

Advice for Employees is available at the following links:

Furlough/Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme

Furlough is where an employee or worker agrees with their employer to stop work temporarily but stay employed. Furlough must be agreed in writing.

Further information and guides to the Government Furlough/Job Retention Scheme are available at the following links:

The Furlough/Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme comes to an end on 31st October 2020.

Job Support Scheme

The Job Support Scheme (JSS) is the second phase in the UK government support measures for organisations during the COVID-19 pandemic and comes into force on 1st November 2020 replacing the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme and will run for 6 months.

JSS is designed to:

  • Protect viable jobs in businesses that are facing lower demand over the winter months due to Covid-19 and help keep their employees attached to the workforce.

  • Support  businesses that are forced to close because of local enforced Covid-19 lockdowns.

Further information and guides to JSS are available at the following links:

How to deal with a reduced income

Information on how to deal with reduced income is available at the following link:

Local Area Information

For advice and information pertaining to your local area go to your local council website.

Local Support Groups

More than 1,000 volunteer groups have been set up to help those self-isolating during the coronavirus outbreak. More information is available from Covid-19 Mutual Aid.