Looking for work

Carers Support Centre supports carers and former carers aged 16+ to feel more confident and better prepared in seeking training and employment opportunities across Bristol, South Gloucestershire, BANES & North Somerset.

If you need support to build confidence and self esteem, take steps towards considering work, or look into training or volunteering, please contact us.

Use the contact form at the bottom of this page to get in touch with our friendly team and we will contact you to talk about what help is available.

Carers/former carers will receive one-to-one tailored support that identifies their needs, creating a supportive action plan that fits around their caring responsibilities.

Support available:

  • Help with creating or updating your CV
  • Job searching and application support
  • Mock interviews and preparation support
  • Access to local training courses and workshops such as confidence building or IT skills
  • Help with Better Off Calculations
  • Sourcing flexible work placements
  • Signposting to other relevant services

Eligibility criteria:

  • carer or former carer aged 16+
  • currently unemployed or economically inactive (i.e. no income through employment)
  • living in Bristol, South Gloucestershire, BANES or North Somerset
  • evidence of legal right to work in the United Kingdom

Support through our project will not affect receipt of benefits. Read more about caring and employment in our help and advice section.

Watch Gary speak about the support he received below:

West of England Works partnership

We are able to carry out this work through the West of England Works. This is an exciting partnership which aims to help unemployed people in the West of England find employment.

Led by Weston College, the partnership includes a range of voluntary and community organisations based in Bristol, North Somerset, South Gloucestershire, and Bath and North East Somerset. It will support at least 1537 young people and adults into gaining employment through a community-based support programme.

The project is part of the Building Better Opportunities programme and is funded from the National Lottery Community Fund and the European Social Fund.


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