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Future Bright - Could you benefit from support to improve your career prospects?

Published: Friday 7 December 2018

What is Future Bright?

If you’re already in paid work and claiming benefits or tax credits to top up your income, or earning less than the living wage, Future Bright can help you develop your skills, increase your income and progress in your career.

Future Bright is a free and confidential service, built around you. Our career progression coaches work with you to support you to reach your career goals through emotional and practical help. This can include funding if we agree it’s what you need to reach your goal.

The service offers:

  • Support: 3-6 month programme of support to increase confidence
  • Advice: practical help to overcome barriers and take control of work and pay
  • Skills: training and development tailored to your needs
  • Personal Budget: funding for training or career development costs
  • as well as a dedicated career progression coach who can:
  • help you form an action plan and support you through each step
  • signpost and advise you on training and career pathways

We can also offer some financial support towards any training or other work related costs.

Future Bright is open to local residents who are:

  • aged 18 or over and living in the West of England – Bristol, South Gloucestershire or Bath and North East Somerset
  • currently in paid work (part-time, full-time, temp, self-employed or zero hours)
  • Earning £9.49 or less per hour

And/or receiving any of the following in-work bene?ts 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

If you are unsure about whether you are eligible for our support, call us to check and for advice on other services that may be able to support you.

Contact us today for an informal chat on 01454 866008 or email us at  Alternatively complete the online referral form at


Would you like to provide accommodation and support to vulnerable adults?

Published: Monday 4 June 2018

If so, you might be interested in the South Gloucestershire 'Shared Lives' scheme which offers a community based alternative to other forms of care for people who need support. Follow this link for more information, and have a look at the brochure in the downloads section for more details. 

Please check that your contact information is up to date

Published: Tuesday 24 April 2018

Please check that your contact information is up to date.

If your e-mail address, or telephone number has changed, please log into your account and update this information.

You can do this by clicking on 'update contact information', which you will find on the right hand side of the screen when you log in.

Remember to click the 'submit' button when you have finished.

Annual Review

Published: Thursday 19 January 2017

Every year, we will write to you to ask you to review your application. This is to make sure the information you have provided is up to date. We will send you instructions on how to do this when we write to you.

After we have written to you, you will have 28 days to review your application. If you do not do so, we will assume you no longer wish to remain on the housing register and we will cancel your application.

Social media

Published: Monday 4 January 2016

The HomeChoice service does not set up, sponsor or participate in any Facebook groups or any other social media relating to housing advice, housing options or HomeSwap.