Finding a secure job could be the first step to giving your family a brighter future.
Getting a job can not only help your family financially, but also have a positive impact on your health and wellbeing, as well as your children's education and their own careers.
Whether you have only been without a job for a while or you've never worked, there is lots support available in Thurrock to help give you the confidence and skills to find employment.
Boosting your confidence
We know that applying for jobs and going through interviews can be daunting, particularly if you have been unemployed for a while or have never worked. Support is available, however, including courses designed to give you the confidence boost you need.
"The course is great for mothers trying to get back to work. It has given me a confidence boost and helped me move forward."
Improving your skills
It is never too late to learn and we can help you pick up the skills you need to find, get and keep a job.
There is a range of courses run locally to help you pick up new skills. Many are free, particularly if you receive out-of-work benefits.
You can also access free careers advice and get help writing a CV and preparing for interviews. What's stopping you?
"I had an idea of the steps I wanted to take next in life, but was unsure how to go about it. My adviser helped me get on courses that will get me where I want to be."
Whatever your skills and qualifications, there is a job out there for you.
Thurrock is full of opportunities – from retail to engineering, from logistics to care – and there are jobs available in almost all sectors right here on your doorstep. We can give you help finding jobs that are right for you.
Setting up your own business
Setting up your own business can be a good way of increasing your income and creating a brighter future for your family, but maintaining the flexibility that comes with being your own boss.
If you have a business idea that could work, but need help make it become a reality, you can get support to start a business.
"The support was so helpful and I got to learn a lot about how to start my own business."
Help with travel and childcare
If you don't have your own transport, getting to and from interviews can be expensive, but if you receive out-of-work benefits and have been unemployed for a while you could be eligible for a Jobcentre Plus Travel Discount Card.
We know childcare can be expensive, but it doesn't have to stop you getting a job. Various Government initiatives mean you could get up to £2,000 towards childcare costs. Why not see if you could apply?
The cost of travel and childcare needn't stop you getting a job.
It's never too late – make your family proud and take that first step towards a brighter future today.