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Furlough, Redundancy, Universal Credit Cut Support

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FURLOUGH, REDUNDANCY, UNIVERSAL CREDIT CUT - Are you affected by these current issues?
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There is lots of advice and support available for anyone experiencing these current issues, and to help guide you to the right place we have put together the following information.

Don’t forget though we are also here to help, and our dedicated advisors can offer personalised support and advice on 01492 575578 or by email at CEH@conwy.gov.uk:


  1. The end of furlough
  2. Are you a furloughed worker now facing redundancy?
  3. ReAct
  4. Are you worried about returning to work?
  5. Universal Credit cut?
  6. KICKSTART Scheme
  7. KICKSTART Jobs Fair

The end of furlough

The furlough scheme has protected 11.6 million jobs during the Coronavirus pandemic but it comes to a close at the end of September, and it is unknown how many employers will be calling their workers back to work or how many will sadly be made redundant because employers can’t afford to keep them on.

Are you a furloughed worker now facing redundancy?

If so, you need to apply for any support schemes as soon as possible. If you’re unsure what you’re entitled to, help is at hand with one of our advisors who can offer benefit advice as well as offer you support in helping find employment. Call us on 01492 575578 or email us at CEH@conwy.gov.uk.

Working Wales, delivered by Careers Wales also offers useful advice on coping with redundancy. Find out how Working Wales and their expert advisers can support you emotionally, practically and financially through redundancy by visiting their website: Redundancy Support.

Working alongside Job Centre Plus, Working Wales are also currently offering free digital redundancy support sessions, every Wednesday from 10.30am. These sessions are designed to provide you with information on the support that you could be entitled to – book here

There is also a post-furlough digital event - Your Career, Your Future, being run between 19 and 21 October. The on-line event will provide an opportunity to find out the key employment sectors in your area and the jobs that are available. Listen to live presentations about the main growth sectors in your area, jobs in demand, live vacancies, future developments and chat with local and national employers.

The North Wales event will take place from 10am on Tuesday 19 October. You don’t need to register, just visit www.yourcareeryourfuture.wales to join the event.


ReAct offers support for people who have recently been made redundant, are unemployed or are under current notice of redundancy, with funding to retrain or update your skills. Visit instance https://workingwales.gov.wales/how-we-can-help/redundancy-support for more details. 

Are you worried about returning to work?

If you are preparing to return to work but are finding it overwhelming, help is at hand with free, rapid access to physical and talking therapies:


Free confidential mental health support and listening service for Wales on 0800 132 737, www.callhelpline.org.uk

Able Futures

Free mental health support for employees:  Able futures offers up to 9 months of

support for people in work or about to start work in the UK on 0800 321 3137,



Free rapid access to therapies for people living or working in Conwy on 01745 336 442 or email hello@rcs-wales.co.uk

Public HealthWales


Mental Health at Work


There’s also a live webinar on the topic of preparing to work after furlough on Tuesday 12 October at 10am. Book your place below:

or you can view a pre-recorded version below:


Universal Credit cut?

The £20 per week temporary boost the Government provided during the Covid-19 Pandemic will end on 6 October.

Citizens Advice Bureau has warned that a third of people on Universal Credit will end up in debt because of this cut, and the Health Foundation states that it will lead to poorer mental health and wellbeing for thousands of families.

If this Universal Credit cut will have an impact on you, please call us on 01492 575578 as one of our dedicated advisors will be able to offer advice, or there are some helpful resources right on our doorstep:

Food Banks Conwy: 

Foodbanks North Wales (padlet.org)

Food Share – direct links 



Housing Welsh/English 

Tai/Housing (padlet.org)

Mental Health Resources 

Mental Health Resources Conwy (padlet.org)

Welfare Advice/Support including links to:Fuel Poverty SupportDiscretionary Assistance Fund (DAF)Welfare RightsBenefit AdviceDebt AdviceCitizens Advice 

Welfare Resources (padlet.org)



Are you aged 16-24 and on Universal Credit?  Then let us help you kickstart your career!

The Kickstart Scheme provides funding to create new jobs for people who are at risk of long term unemployment, and it provides invaluable work experience with training, which has the potential to lead to full time employment.

Conwy County Borough Council has 27 Kickstart positions available to fill now. Visit Kickstart your career to see the full list of roles which range from Box Office Support to Business Support Officer, and Trainee Boat Operative to Leisure Assistant. If there’s a job that’s of interest you’ll need to talk to your Universal Credit Work Coach who will help you apply.


This Jobs Fair is the perfect opportunity for you to meet other employers in the area that currently have Kickstart vacancies.

Date: Tuesday 12 October
Time: 5pm to 6.30pm - appointment only
Venue: Llandudno Job Centre

Date: Thursday 14 October
Time: 5pm to 6.30pm - appointment only
Venue: Colwyn Bay Job Centre

Book your appointment now through your Universal Credit Work Coach.

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