JobCentre Plus

The Job Centre Plus provide financial support, including support to apply for benefits.


  1. Overview
  2. Support available
  3. Who can access the service
  4. How to access the service


The Job Centre Plus provide financial support for young adults, including support to apply for:  

  • Employment and Support Allowance (ESA)
  • Jobseeker's Allowance (JSA)
  • Universal Credit 

The service supports:

  • those who are claiming benefits to look for and find a job
  • adults to access training and job opportunities

Support available

The Job Centre Plus consider reasonable adjustments and accessibility needs of anyone who has health conditions and / or disabilities. 

There is specialised support available for those with health conditions and / or disabilities to find and sustain work.

Each work coach's help is tailored to each person they see.

The work coach will:

  • work with you to help upskill and find a job through a variety of providers (include specialist disability provision) 
  • offering training and work alongside employers
  • encouraging you to embrace the Government's Disability Confident agenda by offering extra support to applicants and employees with health conditions and disabilities.  

If a person requires extra support because of a health condition or disability, they can request to speak to a Disability Employment Advisor within the Job Centre who can offer specialised support. 

Who can access the service

You must be:

  • aged 18 or over
  • eligible for a benefit to access the service.

How to access the service

You can visit the Job Centre Plus website to find the nearest one to you.

You can also apply for benefits online.

Once a person has made a claim for ESA, JSA or Universal Credit, each work coach will offer help and support immediately.