Signposting

Organisations offering specialist support

As the only dedicated charity for people in the printing sector, we’re here to help you navigate through life’s challenges.

Our welfare team offer both practical and emotional support, which may include signposting to specialist services for more tailored information and help.

Services we signpost to

Turn2Us

Helping people find information about welfare benefits and charitable support

Citizens Advice

Free, confidential information and advice to assist people with money, legal, consumer and other problems

Age UK

The leading charity for older people, helping everyone make the most of later life

The Silver Line

Free confidential telephone helpline offering information, friendship and advice to older people

Gamcare

The leading provider of support for anyone affected by problem gambling in the UK

Money Advice Service

Providing free and impartial money guidance and debt advice online and by telephone

Samaritans

Providing emotional support to anyone in emotional distress, struggling to cope, or at risk of suicide throughout the UK

SSAFA

Providing lifelong support to serving men and women and veterans from the British Armed Forces and their families or dependents

Journalists' Charity

Providing confidential advice, emergency support and financial assistance to journalists of all ages and backgrounds

The Book Trade Charity

Providing care and support to former, current and future book trade people in need with grants and housing

The Rory Peck Trust

Practical and financial support to freelance journalists and their families, assisting in times of crisis

Mind

Mind offers information and advice to empower anyone experiencing a mental health problem

Shelter

Helping millions of people struggling with bad housing or homelessness through advice, support, and legal services

Elderly Accomodation Counsel

Helping older people make informed choices about meeting their housing and care needs

Down to Earth – Quaker social action

Support to organise an affordable and meaningful funeral, or reduce the impact of funeral related debt

StepChange

Comprehensive debt advice service helping people with debt problems take back control of their finances and their lives

Career advice

Personal development

Future Learn offer a diverse selection of courses from leading universities and cultural institutions from around the world. They are delivered one step at a time, and are accessible online.

There are nearly 1000 free distance learning courses across 8 different subject areas on OpenLearn.

The Publishing Post have an extensive list of free courses to help with upskilling on a variety of platforms.

Soft skills

Soft skills are an important part of getting a head start at work and being able to identify these skills can help when it comes to preparing for job interviews and areas of development at work. The National Careers Service have good advice on the different types of soft skills and how each can be developed.

Interview skills

Got an interview coming up? Take a look at the interview advice on the National Careers Service for tips on how you can make a good first impression.

If your interview has gone virtual, take a look at these tips from The Publishing Post on how to prepare for an online interview.

Bournemouth University also have a great session to watch with plenty of tips and advice on how to ace online interviews.

CV tips

The National Careers Service have a handy guide to help you work you way through writing a CV including information on what to include and tips to help make you stand out as a job candidate.

Check out this article from The Publishing Post which has lots of tips and tricks to help you brush up your CV writing.

Target Jobs have a whole range of advice and guidance on starting with a CV and covering letters.

Networking

The Publishing Post have some top tips for networking both online and in-person.

Bournemouth University have a great course to watch with tips on using LinkedIn to help kickstart your career.

 

See how we can help you

Call us on 01293 542 820, email support@theprintingcharity.org.uk or complete our contact form.

Please note, our head office team are currently working from home and will be regularly checking telephone messages. You can email the team directly at support@theprintingcharity.org.uk or leave a message and someone will get back to you.  If you are leaving a voice message, please speak clearly and remember to leave your name and phone number.