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Changes to Warrington LIFE in the current climate

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Advice and support at this time

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We’re still here, and ready to help you however we can

This is a difficult time for everyone, and we’re having to change the way we work in response to what is happening nationally, but we can still help you as we have done previously.

We have created a short FAQ to answer some common questions regarding the current situation and the education service.  The FAQ can be found at this link.

Government guidance around Covid-19 is being updated daily.  For the most up-to-date information possible please visit https://www.gov.uk/coronavirus 

Careers appointments are still available – as of today (23rd March) we’re offering virtual appointments over the phone rather than meeting face-to-face.  If you feel this is something you would benefit from please ring us on 01925 442 211 and we can arrange an appointment for you.  Finding education or employment may seem challenging at this time, but we can still help you make the right choices and move forward.

Our main location for appointments, the Contact Centre on Horsemarket Street, has now also closed to the public – you will not be able to access any services from this building until it is reopened.

Our regular phone number (01925 442 211) will also be in use as the main contact number for education services during this time, and this may mean our phone lines are busier than normal.  Also this means that our team may not answer the phone as Warrington LIFE, but you can still access the same information and support through that number as previously.  Our webchat on this website is still up and running, and you can email queries in just as you could before, as is our email address – careersservice@warrington.gov.uk.

Our training courses have had to be postponed for now, but will start again as soon as we can, and will share any updates on this here.  If you have any questions about training please contact Erica at erica.draper@warrington.gov.uk

 

Wellbeing at this time

We’re all facing a difficult situation at the moment, and it’s easy to feel stressed or need some support around your wellbeing.  To that end we’ve compiled a list of useful sites and resources to help you at this time:

Every Mind Matters an NHS site with tips to improve your mental health https://www.nhs.uk/oneyou/every-mind-matters/

The Mix online support for under 25s including digital counselling https://www.themix.org.uk/

Keep Cooking and Carry On Recipes from Jamie Oliver’s current TV show based around cooking when food shopping may be difficult https://www.jamieoliver.com/recipes/category/books/keep-cooking-and-carry-on/

Living Life to the Full online courses related to low mood, stress, and anxiety https://llttf.com/

 

Last Updated: 31st March 2020

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