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Jobcentre Plus has a job search service called Universal Job match. To visit please click here

Access To Work

Access to Work gives support for people with disabilities or long term health conditions, entering or retaining employment. In some cases it may be used for long-term upaid work placements.

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Access to Work is a programme delivered by Jobcentre Plus that has been in existence since 1994. The aim is to support disabled people to overcome barriers they face when gaining or retaining employment. It is provided where the employee requires support or adaptations beyond those "reasonable adjustments" which an employer is legally obliged to provide under the Equality Act 2010.

The programme provides advice; a possible assessment of a person's disability needs in the workplace and if required, a financial grant towards the cost of any necessary support.

Contacting Jobcentre Plus

Jobcentre Plus no longer issue telephone numbers for individual offices. Instead, jobseekers and employment support professionals are encouraged to ring their main switchboard number on 0845 6043719. If necessary you can be put through to the particular local office you need. Jobcentre Plus no longer has main switchboard numbers for individual offices.

It's worth bearing in mind that JCP offices have various professionals that you can contact for support including Disability Employment Advisers (DEAs) Employment Advisers (EAs) and, possibly, a Work Psychologist.

Jobcentre Plus offices in Surrey:

Camberley JCP, 185-187 London Road, Camberley, Surrey, GU16 3JS.

Epsom JCP, 50 East Street, Epsom, Surrey, KT17 1HQ.

Guildford JCP, 86-88 Woodbridge Road, Guildford, Surrey,
GU1 4QD.

Hayes JCP, 818-820 Uxbridge Rd, Hayes, (Middx)

Hounslow JCP, 10 Montague Rd, Hounslow, (Middx) TW3 1LE

Redhill JCP, 15 London Road, Redhill, Surrey, RH1 1BQ.

Staines JCP, Provident House, Bridge Street, Staines, (Middx) TW18 4TW.

Weybridge JCP, Fortune House, 7-13 Monument Hill, Weybridge, Surrey, KT13 8RX.

Woking JCP, 15-29 Goldsworth Road, Woking, Surrey,
GU21 6LZ.