The UK Government’s Directgov website provides information on a broad range of matters relating to:
- employment and job-seeking: www.direct.gov.uk/en/Employment/
- training and learning for work: www.direct.gov.uk/en/EducationAndLearning/AdultLearning/TrainingAndWorkplaceLearning/
- tax and benefits: http://www.direct.gov.uk/en/MoneyTaxAndBenefits/
Chwarae Teg’s Agile Nation Ascent Programme
Ascent is a programme of training and support that aims to help women learn key team leading and management skills, gain a recognised qualification, explore opportunities for development in the workplace and build confidence. The programme runs in 15 counties.
The Ascent Programme is funded by the European Social Fund and the Welsh Government and is offered to women free of charge.
For further information and to check eligibility see the Agile Nation website: www.agilenation.co.uk/for-women
Careers Wales provides free, bilingual, impartial careers information, advice and guidance for all ages: www.careerswales.com
For details of local offices: http://www.careerswales.com/corporate/
business.wales.gov.uk Information. Guidance. Support.
The Welsh Government’s online information service for businesses and people thinking of starting up a business: http://business.wales.gov.uk/bdotg/action/home?site=230&domain=business.wales.gov.uk&target=http://business.wales.gov.uk/
Women’s Entrepreneurship Hub, University of Glamorgan
The Women’s Entrepreneurship Hub was established in 2008 to provide a focal point for research, policy and practice in women’s entrepreneurship and women’s entrepreneurship education: http://enterprise.research.glam.ac.uk/women/
Women in Rural Enterprise (WiRE)
WiRE helps support rural businesses with a package of practical support, including networking. WiRE operates from Harper Adams Agricultural College in Shropshire but also clubs around Wales: http://www.wireuk.org/
Leadership & Management Wales (LMW)
LMW supports businesses of all sizes and sectors in developing their leadership and management development skills, enabling them to increase efficiency and help grow the economy in Wales. It is funded by the European Social Fund and the Welsh Government: www.lmw.org.uk
National Debtline is a national telephone helpline for people with debt problems in Wales, Scotland and England. The service is free, confidential and independent.
Call National Debtline free on 0808 808 4000 http://www.nationaldebtline.co.uk/england_wales/
Citizens Advice Bureau
The CAB Adviceguide website is the main public information service of Citizens Advice, providing people with access to CAB information on their rights – including benefits, housing and employment, and on debt, consumer and legal issues: http://www.adviceguide.org.uk/wales.htm
To find details of your local CAB service use the Find my bureau search facility at the bottom of this webpage: http://www.citizensadvice.org.uk/index/getadvice.htm
The Daycare Trust, a childcare charity that works to promote high quality affordable childcare, has published a number of factsheets for parents in Wales: http://www.daycaretrust.org.uk/pages/factsheets-for-parents-in-wales.html
Carers Wales campaigns for improvements that will make a positive difference to carers’ lives. Carers Wales works locally, supporting carers groups and nationally with the Assembly: http://www.carersuk.org/wales
Disability Wales is an independent, not for profit membership organisation of disability groups and allies from across Wales: www.disabilitywales.org
Minority Ethnic Women’s Network Wales (MEWN Cymru)
MEWN Cymru is an umbrella body which aims to represent ethnic minority (visible and non visible) women across Wales, regardless of their age, religious observance, ethnicity or life choices: www.mewn-cymru.org.uk
Welsh Council on Voluntary Action (WCVA)
The WCVA aims to represent and campaigns for voluntary organisations, volunteers and communities in Wales. The WVCA website includes a directory of links to other voluntary sector organisations and funders: http://www.wcva.org.uk/all/dsp_link.cfm?0=0&display_sitetextid=146