Jobcentre Plus is part of the Department for Work and Pensions.
Their staff are trained to help you find the right kind of employment - full time or part time, temporary or permanent. Their aim is to help more people into paid work and help employers fill their vacancies. They also offer people of working age the help and support they are entitled to if they cannot work and will advise on what benefits might be available.
Support for disabled people
If you need extra employment support because of a disability, your local Jobcentre can put you in touch with one of their Disability Employment Advisers.
Your Disability Employment Adviser (DEA) can offer you:
- an employment assessment to identify what type of work or training suits you best;
- a referral, where appropriate, to a work programme for disabled people, like Work Choice or Access to Work;
- a referral, if needed, to an Work Psychologist for a more detailed employment assessment to identify the best work or training for you;
- a job-matching and referral service - the DEA can let you know about jobs that match your experience and skills;
- information on employers in your area who have adopted the 'two ticks' disability symbol.