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Calling all freelance trainers!

Do you want to join our team and make sure people in financial hardship get the right help and guidance?

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Our Turn2us trainers are a vital part of our charity, enabling organisations to support people in financial need. They lead workshops across the UK, training advisers in how to use the Turn2us website, including the Benefit Calculator and Grant Search tools, to help people in financial need. We have positions available across England and Wales, in particular in Hampshire, East Anglia and Cardiff.

You will need to:

  • Be competent in IT  

  • Have a sound knowledge and understanding of welfare benefits, including the current system and upcoming changes

  • Be able to use a range of learning styles and facilitate informative, engaging training sessions for groups of up to 20 people.

In return, we offer completive rates, support for all our trainers throughout the year and regular ‘Keeping in Touch’ meetings as an opportunity to meet together, provide updates about service enhancements and identify requirements for further support.

For an informal discussion, please contact: Michelle Brookes, Training Coordinator at Turn2us, on 020 8834 9217. Or to register your interest, email Michelle with your CV and a short supporting statement explaining why you are interested in joining our team.

New trainers are invited to attend a workshop to find out more.

Applications have now closed.

Coronavirus Information

My child's school is closing due to the coronavirus outbreak. What can I do?

The government has announced that schools will be closing for the majority of students from 20 March 2020.

Children in the following groups will still be able to go to school if their parents choose to send them:

  • The children of key workers
  • Children receiving support from social services
  • Children with disabilities
  • Children with EHCPs​
  • Young carers

If you need to take time off work to care for your children, you should check your employment rights on the ACAS website.
 

What if I am well but my employer tells me not to work because of the coronavirus outbreak?

This will depend on your contract and is an employment law issue. You may be able to get advice from ACAS on this: https://www.acas.org.uk/. You will not be entitled to SSP.

What if I have been in contact with someone with coronavirus and don’t want to go to work and risk infecting my colleagues and customers?

You will only be able to get special help under the coronavirus rules if you are self-isolating in accordance with NHS advice. You can find the current NHS advice here: https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/

What if I am not getting any customers in my self-employed business because of the coronavirus?

You may be able to claim Universal Credit, but you will not be entitled to any special support because of the coronavirus outbreak. You may have the minimum income floor applied to your claim, or you may be required to look for full time employment.

I’m on a zero-hours contract, will I get paid if I’m told to self isolate?

If you are self-isolating in accordance with NHS guidance and you usually earn at least £118 per week you should get Statutory Sick Pay even if you are on a zero hours contract.

What if I am homeless with no income so can’t self-isolate and need funds for accommodation?

The government has not published any guidance for what you should do if you are homeless and develop coronavirus symptoms. It would be best to contact your local authority for advice. You should do so by telephone if at all possible.