Unemployment and redundancy

Facing redundancy? Leaving work? Ending a contract?

The global recession has affected people from all walks of life. It is still affecting all levels of workers in all types of industries. You probably know someone who has been affected by redundancy. Being made redundant is very stressful.

We have some practical advice and information on facing redundancy and leaving work.

  • Look after yourself. Stress and depression are common after effects of being made redundant. Even laid back and calm people can feel miserable and helpless. Try to eat and sleep well. Exercise or take a walk every day. See our article on redundancy
  • Money issues. Address these as soon as possible. If you are struggling with bills and payments contact your lenders straight away. Get help and advice from your bank or building society. Citizens Advice have lots of basic information on finance on their website
  • Before you leave the job. Make time to ask your manager/supervisor for a reference. Have you done any training or qualifications at work? Make sure you have a list of the courses you have done.
  • Job seeking. We have advice and information on job seeking on our site.

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