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Wednesday, 3 October 2023

Work and career contacts

Useful government bodies and support organisations

Business Link

Contact details for the Business Link website providing practical information on all aspects of running a business.

Department for Work and Pensions (DWP)

Contact details for the Department for Work and Pensions, responsible for the government's welfare reform agenda, delivering support and advice to people of working age, employers, disabled people, pensioners, families and children.

HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC)

Contact details for HMRC who have a helpline for the newly self-employed.

Jobcentre Plus

Contact details for Jobcentre Plus, which can help you find the right kind of job: full time or part time, temporary or permanent.


Contact details for learndirect, which provides online courses, and information about the network of learndirect centres.

Mentoring + Befriending Foundation

Contact details for the Mentoring + Befriending Foundation, which offers support to practitioners and organisations about mentoring and befriending.


Contact details for the Prince's Initiative for mature enterprise (PRIME), which is a not for profit national organisation dedicated to helping people over 50 set up in business.


Contact details for REACH an organisation which brings together voluntary organisations and volunteers with career skills.


Contact details for RSVP, an organisation which assists Over50s to participate in their local area through volunteering.

Shaw Trust

Contact details for Shaw Trust, which provides training and work opportunities for people who are disadvantaged due to disability, ill health or other social circumstances.

The Age and Employment Network (TAEN)

The Age and Employment Network is an independent charity. It directs people in mid-life and later life towards organisations and resources that can help them look for employment, develop their careers or undertake training.

The Coaching and Mentoring Network

Contact details for The Coaching and Mentoring Network, which keeps users informed of the latest developments in coaching and mentoring.

The Prince's Trust

Contact details for the Prince's Trust, which offers practical solutions to help young people get their lives working.

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