Help is on hand for Winsford residents made redundant during coronavirus crisis

WINSFORD residents who have been made redundant during the coronavirus pandemic are being urged to get support from the town's Work Zone. The Work Zone is supporting residents with new jobs that match their skills, including temporary work in one of the expanding sectors during the crisis, such as social care, distribution or store assistants at supermarkets. Cllr Richard Beacham, cabinet member for housing, regeneration and growth and Cheshire West and Chester Council, said: "There is no doubt our whole country is experiencing drastic changes to everyday life.

"As a council we are here to do everything we can to help. Whilst millions of people across the country have been furloughed by their employer, there are unfortunately many people who are losing their jobs. "Our Work Zones and business development teams are working with employers and are here to help all residents that are trying to get back into work.

"New jobs have been started within days of contacting the Work Zone and I would encourage anyone who is struggling to find work at this time to get in touch." Recent success stories include a shopworker made redundant in Northwich, who began retraining as a carer last week as she celebrated her 18th birthday. Other successes include a delivery driver who found his work stopped after a business closure being helped into a new role at a retail warehouse, a former travel agent now working as an NHS call handler and a window cleaner making the switch to become a fork lift truck driver.

For more information call Winsford Work Zone on 07766 205389 or visit cheshirewestandchester.gov.uk/workzones

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