We work with Gwent Association for Voluntary Organisations (GAVO) and their Communities for Work+ team in Blaenau Gwent.
We have a small team of advisers who aim to break down barriers and support people to return to work. We can assess how returning to work can affect any benefits that they are receiving. Advisers look at a person’s individual circumstances and carry out a benefit’s check to see how benefits such as Universal Credit will change. They may also identify other benefits that they could be entitled to and provide information and support to apply.
Anyone from Blaenau Gwent working with a GAVO Communities for Work+ mentor can ask to be referred to our team for advice. We can help people by phone, email and in-person by appointment.