Accelerate helped me get back into work. I feel like me again. close quote

The support provided by Accelerate should not affect your benefits. However, if and when your circumstances change, you will need to contact your local benefit office.

Our services can be accessed if you are claiming Job Seekers Allowance or other benefits to support you in your search for work.

Before taking up any employment opportunities we can also support you to carry out a 'better off in-work' calculation.

Accelerate is available to people living in Coventry and Warwickshire.

You must be legally entitled to work in the UK.

You must be unemployed or economically inactive, in other words, not in paid work.

People who are self-employed are not eligible.

People on zero hours contracts are not eligible

If someone is economically inactive then they are not in paid employment or self-employment and are not available for work,  or not seeking work.


This could be someone who due to health conditions cannot currently work in the role they had done previously, but wants to prepare to work in a different industry.

Someone may not currently be able to work due to parenting or caring responsibilities, but wants to prepare for the future, when they are able to get back into the work place or work for the first time.

Someone who is not in work, but not claiming any benefits and is not currently looking for work.

Someone who is a full time student, who want to improve other skills to prepare for employment