Lyn Brown

Labour Party Candidate for West Ham

Useful contacts

General information

 ■ www.direct.gov.uk provides Government information, advice and further contacts on everything from employment, education and the environment to benefits, pensions and health

 Newham Council has drop-in centres at Canning Town, Forest Gate, Green Street andStratford. Phone: 020 8430 2000. Email: customer.services@newham.gov.uk. Website:www.newham.gov.uk

■ Community Links. Phone: 020 7473 2270. Website:  www.community-links.org/

 Jobs and skills

■ Train to Gain (www.traintogain.gov.uk) and Newham Education Business Partnership (www.nebp.org.uk)

■ Newham Jobcentre Plus is the key contact for jobs and retraining at Kilner House, 197 Freemasons Road, E16 3PD. Phone: 020 7599 8804. Textphone: 0800 023 4888. or www.direct.gov.uk/en/Employment/index.htm

■ Newham Voluntary Sector Consortium, Burford Lee Centre, 11 Burford Road E15 2ST. Phone: 020 8519 9500. Website: www.nvsc.org.uk

■ Newham Workplace is a service provided for people who are looking for employment in the 2012 Games and other regeneration projects in Newham, including Stratford City.Workplace Stratford, Boardman House, 64 Broadway, E15 1NT. Workplace Canning Town, The Place, 2 Silvertown Way, E16 1EA. Phone: 020 8430 4331/6600. Website:www.newhamworkplace.co.uk.

■ London 2012 Jobs, Skills, Futures: If you are interested in working on the construction of the Olympic Park, phone: 0845 155 2012 to register your interest for jobs and training.

Benefits

■ Newham Council has a Benefits Calculator to see if you could get housing or Council Tax benefits (www.newham.gov.uk). Advice on managing debt is also available, and Debt Packs can be downloaded

 Tax credit office: 0845 300 3900 Textphone: 0845 300 3909www.hmrc.gov.uk/TAXCREDITS

■ Job Seekers Allowance is paid if you are looking for full-time work or working less than 16 hours a week.call the Jobcentre Plus benefits information line: 0800 055 6688. Textphone: 0800 023 4888

■ Pension Credits is a new entitlement for UK pensioners, from The Pension Service, part of the Department for Work and Pensions. Visitwww.direct.gov.uk/en/Pensionsandretirementplanning/PensionCredit/index.htm or call 0800 991 234. For general advice on pensions call the Pension Advice Line (in Newcastle, but on local area rates): 0845 6060 265

■ Shelter offer free housing advice - visit www.shelter.org.uk or call 0808 800 4444

 Community Groups

■ Community Links is an innovative charity based in Newham offering a wide range of services to local people including care and play schemes, employment projects and opportunities for young people. Phone: 020 7473 2270. Website: www.community-links.org

■ The We Are What We Do charity helps you monitor your carbon emissions including the 10:10 campaign – cutting my carbon emissions by 10% by 2010. Phone: 020 7396 7463. Website: www.wearewhatwedo.org 

 

 

 

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