Age UK Re-Opened in Cannock

Over the weekend Talent Match decided to have some fun supporting the local Age UK shop in Cannock by helping sort stock ready for their re-opening on Monday. I’m frankly not sure if I’ve ever seen so many clothes in one place before! Age UK is now operating as a discount shop so everyone will be

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Job Vacancy; Service Co-ordinator – Victims Gateway Service

STAFFORDSHIRE NORTH & STOKE ON TRENT CITIZENS ADVICE BUREAUX JOB VACANCY   SNS CAB is one of the country’s most progressive and dynamic advice organisations.  This post offers an opportunity to be part of a professionally managed advice service which employs 104 paid staff and about 75 volunteers.   We wish to appoint a: Service Co-ordinator

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Personal Independence Payments (PIP) Quarterly Statistics

Personal Independence Payments Statistics Personal Independence Payment (PIP) helps with some of the extra costs caused by long-term ill-health or a disability if you’re aged 16 to 64. You could get between £21.80 and £139.75 a week. The rate depends on how your condition affects you, not the condition itself. You’ll need an assessment to

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Renewing Tax Credits On-line – deadline 31 July 2015

This is just a reminder that the annual tax credits renewal campaign is underway. HM Revenue and Customs helplines are exceptionally busy as people phone to renew their tax credits in the run up to the deadline. This year everyone can renew their tax credits and make changes online, it’s quicker than waiting on the

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Carers Allowance Digital Service (CADS)

Many partner organisations Carer’s Allowance Digital Service (CADS) across Mercia District are promoting the Carer’s Allowance Digital Service and supporting carers to make claims and report changes of circumstances on-line.  To date over 266,000 carers have used the service to claim Carer’s Allowance and 39,000 have reported changes. The service has received excellent feedback and the

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Apprenticeship Grant for Employers

There’s now extra help for businesses who would like to recruit an apprentice but are unable to fund it. The Apprenticeship Grant for Employers supports businesses offering 16 to 24 year olds employment through apprenticeships, if they have not done so in the last 12 months. Eligible businesses with fewer than 50 employees can claim

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Universal Jobmatch

Improvements to this online resource for jobseekers and employers went live on 27 June 2015. The links opposite provide more detailed information on the changes, including the SAFERjobs site set up by the Metropolitan Police providing free, expert advice to job seekers during (and after) the job search in order to prevent the growing issue

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Universal Credit (UC)

New Universal Credit Promotional Videos You can access a host of information regarding Universal Credit on GOV.UK,  these explain how Universal Credit works and how it supports claimants in getting back to work: What is Universal Credit? Universal Credit helps you into work Universal Credit: Managing Your Money Claiming Universal Credit How will Universal Credit make

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