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Future Bright is a programme designed to help and support individuals that are on low incomes across Bristol, Bath and South Gloucestershire.  Future Bright offers FREE career coaching, training and support to help individuals to develop their skills and confidence. When you are referred to join Future Bright, you will be matched with a dedicated career coach who will support you to create a personalised action plan. They will help with Advice & Guidance, Developing Skills and Personal Budget and offer to pay for the training and the equipment you will need to progress and reach your goals.  

Who’s it for?

Future Bright can support people who are:

  • Aged 19 and over

  • Living in the West of England – that’s Bath & North East Somerset, Bristol and South Gloucestershire

  • Currently in paid work this can be part time full time or self employed

  • Receiving benefits or tax credits (Universal Credit, Working Tax Credit, Child Tax Credit, Job Seeker’s Allowance, Income Support, Employment Support Allowance, Housing Benefit, or Means-Tested Council tax Reduction)

In addition, the expanded service can now also support people whose income or employment have been affected by the Coronavirus crisis, including:

  • Those who have been made redundant, laid off or are at risk of redundancy, as a result of the Coronavirus pandemic.

  • Employees whose hours have been significantly reduced, and who therefore have a lower income (e.g. zero hours, cut from full to part time)

  • Self-employed workers, where their ability to earn has been severely impacted due to the nature of their business

  • Furloughed employees, if their reduced income means they are eligible for Universal Credit.

To refer to the Future Bright Programme please use the sign up form