DWP: Touchbase – 26 March 2021

Roundup of recent DWP announcements Boost for jobseekers as new jobcentres offer more frontline support Jobseekers across the UK will have easier access to more frontline support as 80 towns and cities nationwide welcome new temporary jobcentres. The additional sites are the first phase of the programme to expand this support in response to the…

DWP: Touchbase – 19 March 2021

Roundup of recent DWP announcements Universal Credit benefits checker We have launched a new benefits checking tool to help people who think they might be eligible for Universal Credit. It takes a few minutes, and doesn’t require any detailed information, nor does it process or store personal data. It is an easy first step for…

DWP: Touchbase – 12 March 2021

Roundup of recent DWP announcements Access to Work partner communications toolkit The Access to Work grant scheme could provide support to enable people with disabilities or health conditions start a new job or stay in work. We have developed a new toolkit to help our partner organisations engage with their members and audiences about the…

DWP Access to Work Toolkit

Jennifer Marsden from DWP writes: We have developed a new toolkit to help our partner organisations engage with their members and audiences about the Access to Work scheme. The pack provides a suite of Access to Work assets which can be used to raise awareness and promote the grant scheme on your own channels. Our…

Further job vacancies in South Yorks for JCP work coaches

Closing Date: 17th March 2021 23:55 Business Unit: DWP OPS WORK AND HEALTH SERVICES DIRECTOR District: South Yorkshire Region: North Central Group City/Town: Barnsley, Doncaster & Rotherham, Sheffield Job Centre Locations: Barnsley, Dinnington, Doncaster, Maltby, Mexborough, Rotherham, Sheffield Bailey Court, Sheffield Cavendish Court, Sheffield Chapeltown, Sheffield Hillsborough, Sheffield Woodhouse, Thorne Role Title: Work Coach Detail…

DWP: Touchbase – 5 March 2021

Roundup of recent DWP announcements Key points from this week’s Budget announcement Extension of furlough and support for the self-employed The Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme will be extended until the end of September. Employees will continue to receive 80% of their current salary for hours not worked. The Self-Employment Income Support Scheme (SEISS) will continue…

DWP: Touchbase – 26 February 2021

Roundup of recent DWP announcements Easing of COVID-19 restrictions This week a four-step roadmap on easing COVID-19 restrictions was announced. From 8 March our safe exit from lockdown will take place in four steps; and at each step, restrictions will be lifted across the whole of England at the same time. The approach will be…

New temporary Jobcentre to open in Sheffield city centre

Having seen, and anticipating further increases in demand for services due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the Department for Work and Pensions is opening a new temporary Jobcentre in Sheffield. A new site at Block 3 Pennine Five Tenter Street Sheffield S1 3GG has been identified as suitable space to open a temporary site and accommodate…

Financial Support from DWP – Working with a health condition

DWP has launched a new information page on Access to Work, giving financial support to clients with health conditions. If your clients have a disability or a physical or mental health condition, then they may need extra help to start a new job, or to stay in work. Access to Work is a government scheme…

DWP: Touchbase – 12th February 2021

Roundup of recent DWP announcements Coronavirus vaccination update People do not need to wait to be contacted if any of the following apply:they are aged 70 or overthey have previously received a letter saying that they are at high risk from coronavirus (clinically extremely vulnerable)Appointments can be booked now at a larger vaccination centre or…

JCP clients have access to employability webinars & learning resources via Lloyds Bank Academy

Lloyds Bank Academy offers a range of resources designed to help jobseekers – including those with limited digital skills – navigate the online world. The academy runs live webinars for Jobcentre Plus clients designed to provide practical employment tips, while its self-paced learning website provides employability training alongside important fraud awareness and cyber security information….