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Freephone numbers for DWP

Secretary of State David Gauke announced in October that DWP would introduce Freephone numbers to replace its existing customer 0345 numbers and this would be completed by the end of the calendar year. The work to introduce the new Freephone numbers will begin with Universal Credit. The new numbers will be introduced on Wednesday 29 November. More information about the rollout of the Freephone telephone numbers for other products / benefits will be provided in advance of changes being made. The changes to Universal Credit telephone numbers coming into effect on 29 November are for the following services: Service Line Current 0345 number New Freephone number UC Live Service 0345 600 0723 0800 328 9344 UC Full Service 0345 600 4272 0800 328 5644 UC Housing Line 0345 266 0041 0800 328 3844 UC Live to Full Service Transfers 0345 606
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Wellbeing Resources for Work

There was a Wellbeing event on Monday at City Hall and there were some resources that may be useful to both employees and employers. To download:   Work _And _Mental _Illness _-_Accessing_Employment_Factsheet Top tips for managers FINAL Links to guides for employers and employees (the Top tips leaflet can also be accessed via the Employers Guide). https://www.bristol.gov.uk/business-support-advice/guide-to-workplace-health-and-wellbeing-for-employers https://www.bristol.gov.uk/social-care-health/guide-to-workplace-health-and-wellbeing-for-employees
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New Government Toolkit – See Potential

See Potential is about encouraging employers to recognise the potential within people regardless of their background. It can help your business fill skills gaps and diversify your workforce by hiring people from disadvantaged groups. See the Campaign Website for the full story or check out the government’s information pack for case studies and information for employers.
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Economic Migrants Welcome Pack

Bristol City Council has developed a new resource for economic migrants moving to Bristol. Based on UWE research with migrants coming from 15 EU countries, a welcome pack has been produced to help individuals find work and settle in the UK. Their top tips plus other important information has been incorporated into the pack which is available in 10 languages here on Bristol City Council’s Ways2Work website. The welcome pack links economic migrants into the Ways2Work website and is an excellent resource for use by community groups, advice centres and other stakeholders working with economic migrants. It will be of use with individuals who are looking to work and settle in Bristol and who wish to enjoy all that Bristol has to offer whilst integrating into the community. The pack is translated into French, Punjabi, Bengali, Urdu, Kurdish, Mandarin, Polish,
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