Call 01872 355068 or 01872 355067 to contact the Rapid Response to Redundancy Service for Devon & Cornwall
If you are affected by redundancy and need advice about your options, support in getting back into work and help developing your skills, check out the redundancy support programmes available across Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly.
Jobcentre Plus Rapid Response Service
Jobcentre Plus provides support for employers and their employees through the Rapid Response Service (RRS). The RRS aims to address the effects of job losses on individuals and on the local community by helping people move rapidly into alternative employment without the need to claim welfare benefits.
When is RRS offered?
RRS is available to both public, private and voluntary sector employers who plan to make redundancies. Jobcentre Plus contacts every employer who notifies the Insolvency Service of 20 or more redundancies to offer support. Jobcentre Plus also makes every effort to identify companies making fewer than 20 people redundant, and offers support wherever possible.
How is RRS delivered?
RRS support is managed by Jobcentre Plus and delivered with partners such as Her Majesty's Revenue and Customs, Advisory, Conciliation and Arbitration Service and skills providers. Decisions are made locally about the appropriate support for each redundancy that arises, drawing together local partners to deliver support tailored to the needs of the situation. For significant large scale redundancies, decisions and coordination of support happens through the Area Action Force, a multi-agency coordination group.
How can the RRS service be accessed?
Telephone 01872 355068 or 01872 355067. You can also find a local help and advice guide online at http://www.cornwall.gov.uk/idoc.ashx?docid=c01bc52a-8f33-4234-8de9-c9009de4172b&version=-1
What help is available for people?
- The support offered by Jobcentre Plus and its partners can include:
- connecting people to jobs in the labour market
- matching people facing redundancy to known job vacancies
- helping people to construct a CV
- helping people to enhance their jobsearch skills
- providing general information about benefits
- helping people to identify their transferable skills and training needs
- providing job-focussed training to help people develop vocational skills
- helping to meet discretionary costs e.g. travel to work expenses
- for large redundancies we may also provide on-site services to promote jobs or to take benefit claims.
Some examples are given below:
Response to Redundancy
Skills Support for Employment and Redundancy - A4e – if you are unemployed or at risk of redundancy and would like flexible, personalised skills training, one to one support and access to jobs and apprenticeship opportunities. Vocational training is available in care, retail, hospitality and leisure and tourism. Please contact SFATruro@a4e.co.uk or visit www.A4e.co.uk.
Outset Cornwall - is working hard to support Cornish people back into work through self-employment. Whether you have considered starting your own business or becoming self-employed or not, talk to a member of the Outset team about the free training, coaching and events that we offer right across Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly. You can access support totally FREE if you are facing redundancy or have been made redundant, please visit http://www.outsetcornwall.co.uk/outset-cornwall-news/facing-redundancy/
Next Step – careers advisors offer ‘Dealing with Redundancy’ advice. They supply information of what to do, how to learn new skills, CV building and other guidance to get back into work. Next Step also offers personal advice for your individual situation which can be made by appointment. Please visit the website https://nextstep.direct.gov.uk/HelpAdviceandMoney/adviceforyoursituation/dealingwithredundancy/Pages/default.aspx