Support for employees and employers

Jobcentre Plus is providing support and advice to employers and employees in redundancy situations through its Rapid Response Service.

Employers and employees are encouraged to speak to the Job Centre in confidence as early as possible, even if redundancy is only a possibility, so that support can be put in place.   
Support includes:

  • helping people facing redundancy to write CVs and find jobs
  • providing general information about benefits
  • helping people to find the right training and learn new skills
  • helping with costs like travel to work expenses

There are a number of local and national advice, training and support schemes. Job centres work with those schemes to signpost in the most appropriate way. 

For Employers

Job Centre Plus (redundancy support line)

Webpage for supporting employers make redundancies

The employer help website offers a range of advice to help businesses overcome

challenges associated with the

COVID-19 pandemic.

Policies and Procedures

Find clear advice about the

procedures you need to follow when

making redundancies and what rights your employees have.


For Individuals (at risk of redundancy or who have been made redundant)

DWP website dedicated to supporting job-seekers – use this website to search for jobs and get advice on a number of different topics

Free ‘Find a job’ service (available

24 hours a day, 7 days a week).

Universal Credit Support – Help To Claim Service from Citizens Advice – Support Available Online, Face to Face or over the phone.   0800 144 8 444 (calls are free and lines open 8am-6pm, Mon to Friday)


National Careers Service - If you would like advice or guidance about the next steps in your career, or the training that would be most useful to you:
Call for free: 0800 917 9419 (if you are in Lincolnshire or Rutland)
Call for free: 0800 100 900 (if you are in North or North East Lincolnshire)

Take a look at the website:

Further information on local training schemes for redundancy and help back into work see: European Social Fund | Greater Lincolnshire LEP