Covid-19: national restrictions from 5 November

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Over the weekend the Prime Minister announced tougher national restrictions in England.From Thursday 5 November, everyone must stay at home, and may leave only for a limited set of reasons. These include: For education; For work, if you cannot work from home; For exercise and recreation outdoors, with your household, support bubble or on your […]

October Sessions Now Available for Enrolment

Bristol Wellbeing College – October wellbeing sessions are now available on the Live Sessions page of the Second Step website for service users to sign up for. A couple of new series that we would like to highlight for October: Anxiety Series has been created to explore different aspect of anxiety, identifying levels of anxiety, our […]

New payment for people self-isolating in highest risk areas

    Self-isolation payments to come into effect from 1 September 2020 for those in receipt of universal credit or working tax credit. People with coronavirus and their contacts are to be paid to self-isolate, the government has announced. With the Royal Society having warned that the current rate of statutory sick pay creates a […]

Support session for young digital creatives

Are you an emerging filmmaker or self-employed professional working in the film and television sector in the South West? Have you been affected by the current Covid-19 situation? It might be useful for some of your digital creatives in terms of support? Please look at the link and then contact Kate directly for the details.https://www.somersetfilm.com/calendar/?action=evrplusegister&event_id=456

Summer at Ways2Work – Our August Update

Here at Ways2Work we’ve had a busy few months and we’re going to make up for that by having a less busy couple of months. Everyone is going to have some well-earned R&R. Most things should carry on as normal, if they don’t, please enjoy the respite you get from that and we’ll get back […]

Items of Interest

1. The closing date for round two of the Small Business Discretionary Grant in Bristol has been extended to midnight Sunday 19 July. Businesses in the city with 49 or fewer employees including bed and breakfasts, charities and nurseries can check if they are eligible here.  2. Restaurants and other appropriate establishments can now register for the Eat […]

Caseworker vacancy in South Bristol

Karin Smyth, MP in Bristol South, is looking for a caseworker to join her constituency team to help respond to higher levels of casework due the coronavirus pandemic. This new position is a part time, fixed term post. The successful candidate will work closely with the Senior Caseworker. The role is interesting and covers a […]

Items of Interest

1. Applications for the second round of the Small Business Discretionary Grant for local businesses with 49 or fewer employees close at midnight on Sunday 12 July. Businesses are strongly encouraged to review the application form as soon as possible to ensure they can submit evidence of how a grant would support them within the deadline. […]

The Jobs Hub in The Galleries is now open

The Proud to Care Careers and Jobs Hub in The Galleries is now Covid-secure and is now open. Initially it will be open on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10am-3pm. 

Ways2Work Update

On Wednesday 24 June, Ways2Work, DWP and National Careers Service held our first virtual jobs fair. Between 2 and 3 pm over 50 employers and training organisations had contributed and shared vacancies and training opportunities. You can see the vacancies that were shared by searching on Twitter or Facebook for #WestOfEnglandJobsFair. *Did you know if […]