SUPPORT has been arranged to help get people who lost their jobs back into work after a national retailer went into administration two weeks ago.

Better Bathrooms, based on Horizon Park, Greenfold Way in Leigh, announced on Friday, March 1 it had ceased trading and gone into administration leading to 325 people across the country losing their jobs.

Its 13 showrooms, two trade counters, customer service centre in Glazebury and a warehouse in Didcot, near Oxford, have been shut.

Wigan Council has been in contact with JobCentre Plus to see how it can support former staff members of the business.

Wigan Borough Community Partnership has agreed to let the local authority, JobCentre Plus and other partners to use their site at the Garry Kay Centre in Spinning Gate in Leigh between 10am to 1pm on Tuesday, March 19 to run a drop-in session for former employees.

Wigan Council leader, Cllr David Molyneux, said: “Following the unfortunate news that Better Bathrooms has fallen into administration, we are working closely with our partners to ensure that former employees are fully informed of their options.

“We are committed to supporting people into employment and we understand that this will be a stressful time for those involved, so we will do all we can to ease the pressure and provide people with as much information as possible.

“The drop-in sessions will allow former employees to speak to a range of providers, including the Job Centre and Citizen’s Advice to find out where they stand and how they can move forward positively.”

CAB, National Careers Service and Start Smart will also be represented at the drop-in session.

There was a session on Monday as well.