Financial and Employment support

North & West Gloucestershire Citizens Advice (Gloucester, Cheltenham, Tewkesbury and Forest of Dean)

Tel: 01452 527202 Email:

Stroud and Cotswold Districts Citizens Advice

Tel: Stroud District: 0808 800 0510 Cotswold District: 0808 800 0511

  • Citizens Advice can provide free, confidential and impartial advice
  • Their goal is to help everyone find a way forward, whatever problem they face

Forwards Employment Service

Tel: 07825 024692, 01452 529663, contact Kirsten Smart, Assistant Manager


  • Forwards are an all age, all disability employment service
  • Forwards can help with benefits, sourcing employment, guidance and advice, job coaching in work etc.

Going the Extra Mile - GEM

  • The GEM Project aims to engage with and support individuals within Gloucestershire who are currently dealing with circumstances that are potentially causing barriers to work and move these people closer towards education, training, volunteering or work, including self-employment
  • The GEM Project reconnects people with local services and ultimately help them achieve their desired outcome, whether through working or an educational related route
  • To find out more, including eligibility criteria:

Job Help by Jobcentre Plus

  • Search for jobs, find advice on applying and find resources and advice on what to do in the event of redundancy

National Careers Service

Tel: 0800 100 900

  • The National Careers Service offers free and impartial information, advice and guidance to help you with your decisions about careers, courses and work
  • The service is available to people who live in England and is supported by qualified careers advisers

National Debtline

Tel: 0808 808 4000

  • National Debtline is a charity which gives free and independent advice over the phone and online
  • Fact sheets and a free web chat with advisers are also available on the website