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Citizens Advice Lancashire West


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Self referral, Asylum Seekers / Refugees, Debt advice, Disability, Housing Advice, Mediation Community, Mental Health, Race Equality, Students, Employment, Chorley Residents, Maternal Mental Health, Families and Children 0-19 years, Digital Support, Volunteering, Peer Support, Benefits Advice, Benefits - Form Filling, Support with employment, skills, courses and volunteering

Description

Following guidance from Government, we have suspended all our face to face services. 

 

However, we are still taking referrals and will contact clients to offer help and advice by telephone.  Please can you make sure anyone you refer to us is aware we will only be able to offer telephone or digital assistance at this time.

 

Anyone wishing to contact us by signposting should either leave a message on our Adviceline 0344 245 1924 or visit our website www.citizensadvicelancashirewest.org.uk for information and accessing our Advice By Email in the More from Us menu.

 

New Extended Hours to further assist

 

You can contact us by phone on Saturdays 09:00-13:00 and Tuesday & Thursday Early Eveneings until 6:30

 

Quite simply, we're here to help the people of Lancashire with the problems they face. Our advice is free, confidential, impartial and independent. We operate from Five locations across Lancashire: Chorley, Leyland (South Ribble), Fleetwood (Wyre) and Skelmersdale(West Lancashire) & Blackburn&Darwin. We provide advice in person at our offices, via our telephone helpline or by email. We also have a number of Digital Help Centres across Lancashire to assist with Digital access and IT skills training If you have a problem you need help with there are several options available to you: Look through the advice sections detailed below or visit our main AdviceGuide site. Telephone our Gateway Service on: 0344 245 1294 (Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm) (local rate number). Call in to your local bureau. Select your most convenient location from our Area Map for details of our opening times and office addresses. If it’s more convenient, we now offer advice by email. Click on the following link to use this option If our offices don't cover your location, enter your postcode in the "Find your local Citizens Advice" section on our main site.

03442 451294

gsimpson@calw.org.uk

35-39 Market Street, Chorley, Lancashire, PR7 2SW

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www.citizensadvicelancashirewest.org.uk

Key Unlocking Futures-Employment,Education & Training 16-18 year olds


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Support with employment, skills, courses and volunteering, Employment, Education & Training, Coaching 16-18 year Olds

Description

Employment, Education & Training Coaching for 16-18 year olds.

 

Do you want to work but are finding it hard to know what to do? Are you worried that you don’t have the experience to take the first step?

Our Employment Coach knows that there are many reasons why someone isn’t in work, education or training.

Completing an application form or attending an interview is a final step into finding employment, education or training. We can help you to believe in yourself and support you into work or training but first it’s about discovering your talents, interests and confidence. For some we have helped, the first biggest step can be leaving the house.

You will work on a one to one basis with an Employment Coach. They will meet you regularly and help you to think about what you enjoy doing, what you are good at and what you may like to do in the future. Your coach will work alongside you to put together a plan that breaks down your goals into manageable steps and we will support you every step of the way to help you achieve these.

Due to COVID 19 most of this work is currently being under taken over the phone or by using video conferencing (available in South Ribble and Chorley). 

Referral timescales: Depends on capacity but in general Employment Coach will be in touch within two weeks to do an inital assessment

01772 678979

dnuttall@keycharity.org.uk

2 Balfour Court, Leyland, Lancashire, PR25 2TF

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www.keycharity.org.uk

Community Resilience and Employment Support Team (CREST)


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Mental Health, Employment, Peer Support, Community Support, Support with employment, skills, courses and volunteering, Social engagement and social inclusion support

Description

Who we can help:
CREST is a bespoke social inclusion and employment service for adults over 16 years old with mental health difficulties who live in Chorley and South Ribble.

The service aims to support those who are socially isolated but wishing to take part in inclusion activities within their community, or alternatively in need of employment support.

We aim to work with individuals for a period of 12 weeks but can be extended on individual circumstances.

How we can help:
Our Support Time and Recovery workers work on a 1:1 basis supporting individuals to connect with their local community.

Our Employment Advisor supports people who are experiencing employment issues whether within an existing job, or while seeking to gain employment

Support we offer:
CREST offers personalised support around sports and leisure, local volunteering, education and training, arts and culture, eco therapy and much more

Our Employment Advisor supports individuals who are already in work to negotiate with their employer, to retain their job; or if unemployed, to support them with e.g. competency matching, skills in application, CV tailoring and interviewing skills.

 

Dowload a Referral form that you should print and then attach to the actual referral, Thanks

 

CREST Referral Form

01257 278136

Philip.Johnson@richmondfellowship.org.uk

Civic Centre, Union Street, Chorley, Lancashire, PR7 1AL

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www.richmondfellowship.org.uk

Chorley BC Employment Service


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Support with employment, skills, courses and volunteering

Description

An employment support programe for Chorley residents. Whether individuals are unemployed or already have a job and are thinking of changing their career then we can help. The support we offer is tailored to individual needs and could range from CV writing to accessing voluntary work experience with local employers. On receipt of initial referral contact with individuals will be made within two working days.

01257 515567

claire.eustace@chorley.gov.uk

Chorley Council Civic Offices, Union Street, Chorley, Lancashire, PR7 1AL

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www.chorley.gov.uk