South Ayrshire Council Supports Residents Financially Affected by Covid

 22 July 2020  |  


South Ayrshire Council Supports Residents Financially Affected by Covid

South Ayrshire Council Supports Residents Financially Affected by Covid

We are working to support South Ayrshire residents who are financially affected by the Covid-19 pandemic.

We know that the economic downturn caused by Covid-19 means that many people have less money, are worried about their jobs, or are facing redundancy.

We are here to help.

Our Information and Advice Team offer a free, impartial and confidential information and advice service. Our advisors are fully trained to deal with your welfare rights and money and debt problems. We can help you to maximise your income; check that you are applying for the right benefits; and help you to appeal a DWP benefit decision. We can also help you if you are struggling with debt to find a debt solution which is suited to your personal circumstances.

To speak to one of our advisors please call 0300 123 0900 and ask for the Information and Advice Hub or email us at informationandadvicehub@south-ayrshire.gov.uk

Both our Information and Advice Team and our Employability and Skills Team are working in partnership with Skills Development Scotland as part of the Partnership Action for Continuing Employment initiative – PACE. The PACE service is dedicated to providing you with the advice and guidance you may need if you are made redundant or are facing redundancy.

If you are worried about redundancy, our Employability and Skills Team can help you to find new opportunities through job brokerage with employers, matching your skills and experience to vacancies. They can also assist you to develop new skills, including through access to national retraining and employability programmes. To speak to one of our advisors call 0300 123 0900 and ask for Employability and Skills or email employability.skills@south-ayrshire.gov.uk 

Councillor Peter Henderson, Leader of South Ayrshire Council said: "We recognise that these are unprecedented times and that many people are concerned about how the impact of Covid-19 on the economy will affect their jobs and their financial security.

"We have a great range of support and advice services available to residents who are experiencing hardship or unemployment as a result of the pandemic, and I would urge anyone who is worried to contact us.

"We want people to know that we are here for them, and we are committed to helping our residents through this crisis."