Financial Help

Financial help

Our weekly Job Club is held by our financial inclusion co-ordinator, who can help increase your skills towards finding employment, tackle fuel poverty, learn budgeting skills and much more.

Job Club

Every Wednesday from 10am to 12noon, Greenfields House, Charter Way, Braintree, CM77 8FG

If you’re a Greenfields resident looking for work, then drop into our weekly Job Club!

We offer help with CV-writing and application completion, and advice on interview techniques and using Universal Jobmatch. Attendees can also use the time to search for jobs on the free computers available.

Emma Faulkner, Greenfields’ Financial Inclusion Co-ordinator, said: “We’re keen to help our unemployed residents fulfil their potential and learn any skills required to find a suitable role. More and more unemployed residents are now moving onto Universal Credit, and it’s important that they’re actively seeking employment. We hope that we can help them to find the job that’s right for them.”

For more information, email Emma Faulkner or call 01376 535400 ext. 4107

Help with your finances

If you’re struggling to make ends meet, please don’t despair: there is support out there. Whether you require education, advice or savings on your energy bills, we hope the information below will be of use.

Other job clubs

Braintree library on Mondays 10am-12noon

Halstead library on Tuesdays 10am-12noon

Witham library on Wednesdays 12noon-2pm

Advice and savings

Citizens Advice Braintree, Halstead & Witham provides free, confidential and impartial advice covering a range of issues including debt, benefits, work and housing. Visit

Money Saving Expert, founded by Martin Lewis, is filled with money saving tips, news and information. Visit

Essex Energy Switching Scheme aims to help residents get a better deal on their gas and/or electricity bills. Sign up and save an average of £250 by visiting

Community Oil Buying helps you save money on the cost of your heating oil and has been set up by a social enterprise called RCCE Trading CIC. Find out more here:

Holdfast is a financial co-operative owned and managed by its members. It provides a safe place to save with the added benefit of low cost loans. Visit

Education and qualifications

Computer Clubs are held by Greenfields at various locations across the district, providing advice and support in getting online and using computers. You can also pick up free IT qualifications! Click here to fill out our registration form.

First Stop Centre provides free classes for adults who want to brush up on their English, Maths and IT skills. Visit

Interested in childcare as a potential career? Find out what qualifications you need and whether there’s demand near you by visiting

Braintree College offers a host of courses covering childcare and health and social care. Find out more at:

Hardship Fund

In September 2018, Greenfields launched a Hardship Fund, which offers one-off purchases of much-needed items such as white goods and carpets and travel expenses or clothes for a job interview.

The grants will only be awarded in certain circumstances, and successful applicants must engage with a Greenfields officer. For more information, please speak to your Neighbourhood Co-ordinator.



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Contact us

Contact the Greenfields team on the information below:

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Our customer service centre is open 8:30am to 5:00pm, Monday to Friday, for all enquires. Click the button below to get in touch.

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