I don't know if it will help much - I'll be out of job in a couple of weeks - but I intend to just persevere and apply for all the jobs I think I could do, even if they are looking for qualifications that I don't have. I know from experience that employers often put out a job ad and have specifications for their ideal candidate, but never really hope to get that, so it's always worth trying anway, you've nothing to loose.
In addition, if you get a job interview and come across as enthusiastic and hardworking that can sometimes swing it in your favour, even although you might not have quite the qualifications they are asking for. I did this a few times when I interviewed care workers. The girls didn't have the qualifications, but were very willing to study, but most of all it was their attitude and warmth towards elderly people that made me choose them instead of some others who did have healthcare qualifications. I never once regretted that decision and these girls were among some of the best carers we had.
Most of all keep your spirits up and try and be as positive as possible - not always easy I know.
I'm also thinking about, if no jobs are on the horizon, of going back to college and take some additional qualifications - probably something in computers.
But lots of luck with your job hunting, I hope it all goes well for you!