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Additional Support

There is a wide range of additional support to help you with employment and studying. Take a look at just some of the services available to residents across Greater Manchester

For more information, advice and guidance around building your career, you can visit the National Careers Service by clicking here. 

Get Childcare

A step-by-step guide on how to find childcare, getting help paying for it, and what to do if circumstances change- click here.


Find a Registered Childminder

Use this guide to find a registered childminder in your area. Find out more.


Find a Nursery Place

Learn about how to find a place in a nursery school for your children under 5. Find out more.


Universal Credit Childcare

You may be able to claim back up to 85% of your childcare costs if you’re eligible for Universal Credit- find out more by clicking here.


Support and Guidance for Single Parents

Gingerbread offers support and guidance for single parents, or parents who are newly single- find help by clicking here.


Working Families

See further advice for parents and carers by clicking here.

Get Online Manchester

Looking to find a location to get online? This interactive map will show you all of your local spots where you can get online.

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Looking for digital support? No matter where you or a loved one is at in their digital journey, Get Online GM can help.

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Greater Manchester Access

Greater Manchester Access aims to empower individuals by providing a digital platform. This will provide signposting to the latest job vacancies across Greater Manchester, whilst providing a central hub with access to a wealth of career development information. The hub will provide individuals with tools and guidance to enhance career opportunities within the Health and Social Care environment.

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Looking to brush up on on your English-speaking skills? 

GM ESOL is here to support you in finding local English language courses.

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Smart Works and Working Wardrobe both help people with accessing suitable attire for job interviews and for work. For more information on how they can support you, visit their websites below:

Women's clothing- Smart Works

Refer a client to Smart Works


Men's clothing- Working Wardrobe

Greater Manchester Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust

The 24/7 Mental Health Crisis Helpline is available for people of all ages who are worried or anxious about their mental health, or are feeling as though they are in a mental health crisis and need urgent support. The service is also available if people have concerns about loved ones, a neighbour, a friend or a family member.

Available 24/7, 365 day a year on0800 953 0285

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In an emergency

If you or someone else is in immediate danger, call 999. You should attend your local NHS Accident & Emergency if you need urgent physical health care or require an urgent mental health assessment.

If it is not an emergency but you require health advice, visit NHS 111 online or call 111.

If you need non-emergency access to the police call 101.

In addition to the variety of financial support services available to you when looking for work or studying, there are other organisations available to help if you’re concerned about finances, debt or managing money. Take a look below.

Citizen’s Advice

Citizen’s Advice gives people the knowledge and confidence they need to find their way forward - whoever they are, and whatever their problem. This national charity and network of local charities offer confidential advice online, over the phone, and in person, for free. Find out more.

Step Change

Step Change provides free debt advice, to help you deal with your debt and set up a solution. Find out more.


Receive free help for getting out of debt, support with budgeting, making your money go further, or help in finding a job, browse CAP UK services to find the right one for you. Find out more.


Are you aware of what benefits you have access to? Turn2Us can help you to calculate which benefits or charitable grants you're eligible for. Find out more.

When you’re looking for a new job or a course, you want to know that you can get there. By using the Transport for Greater Manchester Journey Planner, you can work out your route. If you need help with travel costs when starting work, speak to your Job Centre Plus Work Coach or your Employment Support Provider.

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If you have difficulty in using public transport, then you may be eligible for the Ring & Ride service; find out more here: Ring & Ride accessible minibuses | Bee Network | Powered by TfGM