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The Government is responding to the effects of the economic downturn by delivering support to individuals, families and businesses through its Real Help Now programme. Local authorities are key partners in delivering that support and directing people to find help. They may deliver schemes directly, influence the delivery of national schemes in their area, or simply be a point of contact for those needing advice.

To help local authorities carry out these roles, info4local has brought together the key information they need from central government on Real Help Now schemes.

New information on Real Help Now will be delivered through info4local's free daily email alert service, which covers a broad range of central government information for local authorities. Register here.

Directgov has information for citizens and Business Link for businesses.

Jobs Jobs and training

Information on Real Help Now schemes to help people who are at risk of losing their job, to give extra support from day one for people who become unemployed and to give incentives for employers to recruit and train unemployed people.


Homes Homes

Information on Real Help Now schemes to provide immediate help for homeowners struggling to pay their mortgage, with a package of measures to help families stay in their homes and avoid repossession.


Business Business

Information on Real Help Now schemes, including advice and access to finance and tax relief, to support businesses to cope with the effects of the downturn and safeguard jobs.


Personal finance Personal finance

Information on Real Help Now schemes that provide extra support to put money in pockets and help make ends meet for families, homeowners, pensioners and those that are especially vulnerable to the effects of the downturn.


About About Real Help Now

This page gives general information about Real Help Now.


Toolkit Tools for local authorities

A helpful toolkit to get local authorities started on implementing some of the Real Help Now schemes locally.


Feedback Tell us

We welcome comments and suggestions about Real Help Now schemes. We would be particularly interested to hear from local authorities about how schemes are working in their areas.

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