Jobcentre Plus

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. A government website called 'Find a job' service (previously called Universal Jobmatch) has been launched whereby jobseekers can search for employment and employers can upload and manage their own vacancies whilst searching for prospective employees.

Support for people with disabilities

Disability Employment Advisers (DEAs) based at the Jobcentre Plus provide specialist support on employment issues affecting people with disabilities and carers. Their personal advisers will give you details of suitable vacancies and explain fully the range of programmes and initiatives available to help you. They can support you to draw up an action plan to help you into work or help you keep your existing job. They can carry out an employment assessment to find jobs that match your experience and skills.

Your DEA can tell you about programmes and grants to help you back into work. These include:

www.gov.uk/work-choice - to help you find a job and get support when you start work.
www.gov.uk/residential-training - to give you work experience and training.
www.gov.uk/access-to-work - money towards a support worker or for the cost of equipment or travelling to work.

Useful contact

Swindon Jobcentre Plus
Address: Spring Gardens House, Princes Street, Swindon SN1 2HY
Phone: 0845 604 3719
Web: www.jobcentreplus.gov.uk

The Government is making it easier for you to access information and services through the Directgov website. It provides information for people with disabilities and carers of all ages, on issues such as employment, independent living and rights.