Employment and training
Cost of living support
If you need support learning new skills or finding a job and are struggling with the cost of living, the following services and organisations might be able to assist you.
Remember - if you are struggling, you are not alone and there is no shame in asking for help. Everyone needs a little bit of extra support at some point in their lives.
Plymouth Job Centre
Plymouth Job Centre Plus can help you with all aspects of finding a job or explaining the benefits you might be able to claim.
Phone 0800 169 0190
On Course South West
On Course South West offers courses for adult learners to help you achieve your goals and develop new skills. There's a range of daytime, evening and online courses and qualifications, including maths and English, as well as digital and creative skills.
Skills Launchpad Plymouth
Skills Launchpad Plymouth supports those who are seeking work, facing redundancy or changing careers through the Adult Hub for those aged 25 years+, and offering targeted support for young people aged 16-24 years including those with additional needs through the Youth Hub.
Find out what benefits and financial support you may be able to get
Use the government's online tool to find out what support you might be able to get to help with your living costs. You can get benefits and other financial support if you're eligible.
- Cost of living support
- Heating and energy support
- Food and shopping support
- Money and financial support
- Housing and homelessness support
- Mental health support
- Employment and training support
- Children, young people and families
- Help and support for carers
- Warm and welcoming spaces
- Crisis support
- Free internet and wi-fi access support
- Travel and transport
- Tips to help you save money
- Help from the government - view all of the cost of living support schemes that you could be eligible for and apply today
How to submit an organisation or community group to this website
If you are an organisation or community group and can help support people living in Plymouth, please complete our online form and we will add you to this directory.
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This page was last updated on 1 December 2022.