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Employment Support Link worker 

Employment Support Link Worker help those aged 18-67, wanting to gain paid employment having been affected by job loss within last 12 months OR have Employment issues related to COVID-19 Pandemic (Loss of work through furlough scheme, redundancy, self-employment, illness etc.) and wanting to regain employment.

Employment Support Service


The employment support service aims to provide emotional and practical support to individuals registered with a GP surgery (currently only available in the Frodsham, Helsby & Elton and Chester areas) who have been affected by employment-related issues due to the current Covid-19 pandemic.


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 and physical and mental health.


The Employment Support Link Worker can provide practical support in the form of job searches, CV and cover letter review and writing guidance, interview skills, creating a vocational profile to help understand a person’s skills and strengths, along with 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


•   Aged 18 - 67

•   Registered with a GP surgery in Frodsham, Helsby & Elton, Lache, Handbridge, City Wall & Western Avenue

•   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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