Travel help for candidates looking for work
Brighton & Hove City Council have extended their support scheme, which helps local job seekers pay for travel, to now include Portslade. The project now covers West Hove and Portslade (west of The Drive/Grand Avenue), and East Brighton from the Palace Pier to Falmer and the marina.
For job seekers in these areas, the Council offers up to £300-worth of support towards a bike or trike as ¾ of the cost, and/or towards the first month of bus or train travel to a new job when moving on from unemployment. When Covic-19 allows, the Council will return to also offering the option of free equipment for walking such as waterproof shoes and a coat. The project ends in February 2021.
Other travel help from the council includes free membership of the bikeshare scheme for NHS workers (go towww.btnbikeshare.com, select annual membership and NHS staff option), for home care workers whose firm has a contract with the council (staff to ask their managers), and for nursery staff (contact email@example.com).
Find out more here.