Redundancy Support for Individuals

Skills Support for Redundancy (SSR) is an EU-funded initiative designed to support individuals affected by redundancy.

SSR provides free training courses for employees facing redundancy or to those that are redundant to help them gain new skills, rebuild their careers and even start their own business. We work with a number of other local organisations to ensure there is a wide range of support available which is relevant and timely.

If you have been affected by the liquidation of Carillion a special Task Force has been set up in the Black Country, which Calderdale College is supporting. More details to be found here

To be eligible for this support, you must:

  • have been made redundant within the past six months or,
  • be at risk of redundancy or
  • have received notice of redundancy
  • be able to supply evidence of the above


  • live in the Black Country and be aged 18 or over, or
  • live in the Greater Manchester area and be aged 19 or over.

If you live in York, North Yorkshire or East Riding and are at risk of, or under notice of redundancy, you may also be eligible. However your employer will have to apply for support on your behalf. You can ask your employer to look at our Redundancy Support for Employers page for more information.

What support is available?

  • Training can focus on the development of existing skills, or help you to start a new career path by re-skilling or re-training.
  • You will receive training tailored to your desired career path, to help improve your employment opportunities.
  • Training courses and qualifications at various levels can be funded.
  • Help to support individuals start their own business.

Our training providers

Black Country:

  • CPC Training Consultants Ltd
  • Essential Site Skills Ltd
  • Gecko Programmes Limited
  • Walsall College

Greater Manchester:

  • Alliance Learning Ltd
  • Mantra Learning Limited
  • Rochdale Training Association Ltd
  • Solvo Vir Ltd
  • Standguide Ltd
  • The Growth Company trading as The Skills Company
  • St Antony‚Äôs Centre

Some of our training providers also deliver apprenticeships which provide individuals with an additional route into employment after completing an SSR course.

How do I find out more?

If you would like to find out more about the courses available in the Black Country, please click here, and Greater Manchester click here to see our latest training catalogue. If you would like to speak with one of our advisers, please call 01902 287 100.

To submit an enquiry, please complete the form below and a member of our team will be in touch soon to discuss how we can support you.

If you are an employer seeking redundancy support for your employees, see our Redundancy Support for Employers page for more information.

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