Redundancy support for the employee

Remember it is the job you were employed to do that has been made redundant and not you.

Support for the employee

We want to point you in the right direction to get the support you need to manage this situation. What’s important to know is, there are jobs available and we can help you access them.

We also understand that losing your job can be a stressful time. You may have feelings of shock, loss of confidence and self-esteem which can lead to depression and anxiety. There are support services available in the below mental health section.

For further information, get in touch with Barnsley Employment Skills & Training:
Tel: 01226 775100 (Open Mon – Fri. 9am – 5pm.)


Use the chat service provided or email

Barnsley Employment Skills & Training

Benefits Advice and help finding work


Start up your own business with free one to one support.

Community support


Job searching

Barnsley recruitment agencies

Sector-specific agencies available.

Support for ex armed forces - British Legion

Mental health support - #AlrightPal?

Finance and Debt

Drugs and alcohol

The Prison Advice and Care Trust (Pact)

Our top tips to remember

It is the job you were employed to do that has been made redundant and not you.

Keep yourself busy. Keep a routine to your day, keep in touch with people, and keep focussed on setting yourself challenges and targets.

  • Take time for yourself and take stock of how you are feeling you may have feelings of shock, loss of confidence, and self-esteem. Give yourself space and time to express feelings and talk to people about what you are experiencing. Be kind to yourself and use it as a chance to reflect on what makes you happy. Take this time to imagine where you want to be in the future.
  • It’s helpful to have a plan – even if you want to take a break before your next step, speaking to one of the employment support providers can help you work out what you need to do. You don’t have to do this alone.
  • This is also an opportunity – take the time to think about what you enjoyed in your old job and what you didn’t like as much. You may want to look at working in a different area to your old job.  There are options out there and there is help to work out
  • Keep your skills fresh, the longer you are away from work the harder it is to restart again. Why not keep your hand in attending some of the free/subsidised training on offer?  An hour or two every now and then will keep you focused and move you forward.
  • Get some financial advice, if you have redundancy money make a plan, you may still want to treat yourself but make sure you don’t leave yourself short in other areas. There are organisations such as the Money Advice Service which can give you some free help.

Could now be the time to go on your own?

Our Launchpad services provide you with fully funded business support to take your idea to reality. See more here

Do you have any questions or need any help?

Use the chat service provided or email