Most of our provider organisations offer support to adults aged 25-64. You will be able to get this support if you face barriers to work, or if you need money advice and help. The barriers to work can include being long-term unemployed, living in an area of high unemployment, or dealing with mental health issues. These organisations can help.
The Hub, in Perth City Centre, supports adults who face barriers to employment. The support offered includes:
Mindspace is a mental health charity based in Perth, offering support to people with mental ill health. They have four Peer Support workers who will work alongside you, supporting you towards your goals, in a way that you’ve agreed between you.
Peer Support workers have lived experience of mental health issues, and they draw on that to support your recovery and your personal growth. You can be supported to access education, training, volunteering and work, as well as financial advice and childcare advice.
Perth Citizens’ Advice Bureau (Perth CAB) offers advice and support on all aspects of money management. You can access this support at Perth CAB (in the city centre) or at community venues. All services are available as one-to-one chats or for groups.
Positive Futures is suitable for people for all ages and will help you with: confidence with money, money management and budgeting, saving and borrowing, money skills for employment or self-employment, and dealing with debt.
The Welfare Rights Team offers free, confidential welfare rights advice and representation. This includes:
PUSH offers the i-Work programme to adults facing barriers to work. The programme helps you make progress by developing work skills in the Reuse Shop or Warehouse, such as customer service, IT skills, admin or gardening. You’ll be supported along every step by peer mentors and experienced staff.
If you’re aged 25-64 and facing serious barriers to work, you can get support from our Employability or Financial providers, simply visit the websites of any of the organisations we’ve listed on this page. They will give you details of how to contact them. There is often a drop-in service, too, so you don’t usually need an appointment.
If they need to, they can help by recommending any of the other providers to you.