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Partially funded by the European Social Fund (ESF) and local Primary Care Networks, the Employment Support Link Workers help those of working age (16-67) who want to gain paid employment having been affected by job loss within last 12 months OR have Employment issues related to COVID-19 Pandemic.

This may be due to: Loss of work through furlough scheme, redundancy, self-employment, illness etc. 

PLEASE NOTE this service is only available in certain GP practices.

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Springboard Cheshire Employment Support  


Springboard Cheshire Employment Support Service


As part of the wider Springboard Cheshire project, Primary Care Cheshire's employment support service aims to provide emotional and practical support to individuals registered with a GP surgery within Ellesmere Port, whose employment status has been affected due to the current Covid-19 pandemic.


Loss of employment and long-term unemployment can often have a considerable negative impact on a person’s overall wellbeing and can lead to feelings of isolation, loss of purpose and create financial pressures; all of which can have a detrimental effect on a person’s self-confidence, physical and mental health.


The Employment Support Link Workers can provide practical support in the form of:

  • Job searches

  • CV and cover letter review and writing guidance

  • Interview preparation - company research and skills & techniques 

  • Creating a vocational profile with an individual to identify skills and strengths

  • Identifying any possible barriers on the road to employment

The Employment Support Link Worker can also provide information and advice on employment rights and signpost to other agencies to provide more specialised support.

Eligibility Criteria


  • Working age (Aged 16 - 67)

  • Registered with a GP surgery in one of the Ellesmere Port based practices.

  • Have been made unemployed/redundant within the last 12 months*

  • Seeking paid employment

  • *People currently on furlough as a direct result of the pandemic are also eligible


If you feel you would benefit from this service referrals can be made by GP surgery staff, social workers, any other healthcare professional, community and voluntary sector organisations, housing associations, and self-referrals via the form below. 

This service is not an emergency contact but we will be with you as soon as we can. 

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Thank you for your referral!