Jobcentre Plus is a government-funded employment agency and social security office that can be found in most cities, whose aim it is to help people of working age find employment in the UK. 

Jobcentre Plus provides resources to enable job-searchers to find work, through Jobpoints (touch-screen computer terminals), Jobseeker Direct (telephone service) and the Jobcentre Plus website. They offer information about training opportunities for the chronicly unemployed. They administer claims for benefits such as Income Support, Incapacity Benefit, and Jobseeker's Allowance.


Disability Employment Advisors

If you have a health condition or a disability that affects your ability to work, you can get assistance and advice on returning to the workplace by speaking to a Work Coach at your local Jobcentre Plus. Work Coaches are trained to be able to help you to find work or to gain new skills for a job. They can help with work preparation, recruitment, interview coaching and even confidence building.


Kingston Jobcentre Plus

3 Brook Street
Kingston Upon Thames
Surrey
United Kingdom
KT1 2EY
Telephone: 0345 604 3719
Textphone: 0345 608 8551

You can use the 0845 code to call these 0345 numbers. Check with your phone company which code is cheaper for you.


Twickenham Jobcentre Plus

Chatsworth House
59-63 London Road
Twickenham
Middlesex
United Kingdom
TW1 3SZ
Telephone: 0345 604 3719
Textphone: 0345 608 8551

You can use the 0845 code to call these 0345 numbers. Check with your phone company which code is cheaper for you.

 

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Balance CIC

Balance CIC is a Community Interest Company (CIC) based in South West London which delivers high quality support to enable people to become less reliant on services and reach their potential. Balance grew out of a team that was part of Adult Social Care within Royal Borough of Kingston. Over the last nine years Balance has provided employment and support services to a range of client groups.

 

Balance Employment Support Teams

If you need support to get into work or maintain your current job due to a disability or a health condition, Balance may be able to help you.

They  have two employment support teams, supporting people with:

  • mental health needs.
  • a learning disability.

Balance CIC Support and Skills Exchange Group

This is for self-employed and people running their own business. 

The group offers an opportunity to:

  • meet other business owners.
  • brainstorm.
  • swap ideas.
  • exchange skills.
  • learn from peers.

Balance CIC website


Richmond Aid Job Club

The Job Club weekly sessions provide advice and guidance, supporting local disabled people to gain employment.  Services we provide for disabled people include:

  • Support with CV writing.
  • Help to access volunteering opportunities.
  • Help with job searching and applications.
  • Guidance and practical sessions on preparing for interview.
  • Help to access guidance on in-work benefits advice.
  • Help to access legal resources and assistance.
  • Monthly jobs bulletin.

Getting the help you need

For more information on this service, contact the Employment and Involvement Manager.

Our weekly drop-in Job Club is on Wednesdays 1.00pm – 3.30pm.

Employment and Involvement Manager: Jamie Cutler
Phone: 020 8831 6072
Email: j.cutler@richmondaid.org.uk

Richmond Aid website