Heanor library is set to host council’s Work and Money Help week

the new Heanor Library
the new Heanor Library

Residents can get free support and advice at Derbyshire County Council’s ‘Work and Money Help’ event at Heanor Library next week.

Experts from a wide range of agencies will be on hand to lead sessions on topics including careers advice, affordable loans, food banks, healthy cooking and welfare rights advice.

Sessions include support with interview skills and CV writing, brushing up on maths and English skills and First Aid training. There will also be advice specifically for 18 to 24-year-olds who have been unemployed for 12 months or more.

Derbyshire County Council cabinet member for health and communities Councillor Dave Allen, said: “This week brings together lots of advice in one place, giving residents practical help with money concerns, ideas for improving jobs and qualifications or information about living more healthily. It will also provide a chance for people to look around the excellent facilities at our new library.”

‘Work and Money Help’ week runs from Monday, February 8 to 13.

The week will include one-to-one computer help from library staff including searching and applying for jobs, benefits and housing online.

On Monday, February 8, you can find out about the services of Derbyshire Community Bank, a not-for-profit financial cooperative providing affordable loans and ethical savings products. Support will be on hand from Futures Homescape, giving out homeless and housing advice, private sector leasing and how to register/bid for housing.

On Tuesday, February 11, National Careers Service will host sessions to help with interview skills, CV writing and volunteering courses.

For the rest of the week there will also be first aid courses, Citizens Advice sessions, employment and debt advice, managing household budgets, food banks, domestic abuse services and much more.

For more call 01629 533795.