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Refugees can access employment advice and support from their local JobCentre Plus.

Winchester JobCentre Plus
City Gate
1-8 City Rd
Winchester
SO23 8GA
United Kingdom

Telephone: 0800 169 0190
Textphone: 0845 608 8551

If refugees need advice about their options they can also get advice from their local Citizen’s Advice service.

In Winchester, there are two local Citizen’s Advice services one in Winchester centre and one in Bishop’s Waltham. You can get advice over the phone, in person, online or via email. See here for more information.

Citizen’s Advice Winchester

City Offices,

Colebrook Street,

Winchester,

Hampshire,

SO23 9LJ

See map here 

Citizen’s Advice Bishop Waltham

Well House

2 Brook Street

SO32 1AX

See map here 

If you are an asylum seeker and in need of financial support or accommodation, you may be entitled to asylum support, see here for more information.

Job opportunities can also be accessed from the Refugee Employment Network’s website available here

International Rescue Committee 

The IRC are currently running a 6 week online course for Ukrainians that speak English. The course will include:
– 2 hours a week
– Find your strengths
– Set goals, stay motivated
– Know your legal rights
– Money management tips
– Fresh ideas for job hunting
One to one personalised support to help you with:
– Interview practice
– Online applications
– Improving your CV
– Cover letters

You can refer people to the IRC service or people can self-refer by filling out the online form bit.ly/IRCUK. You can also contact RISE on Whatsapp 07469 682573 or by emailing them on[email protected]

Keeping safe at work 

The GLA also provides lots of information about your employment rights and how to keep safe at work, available here in 19 different languages.