Minister for Employment, Mims Davies MP, and Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) Lords Minister, Baroness Stedman-Scott, visited a new Jobcentre in Brighton to officially open the site and mark the completion of the programme to open almost 200 new temporary Jobcentres across Great Britain.

With all 194 sites now open, jobseekers from Aberdeen to Plymouth can access DWP’s services in a welcoming, modern environment, where they can meet local employers and be matched to record vacancies in a wide range of sectors.

Work Coaches at the new site in Brighton have joined thousands of colleagues up and down the country at the forefront of the Government’s drive to get 500,000 people currently out of work into jobs by the end of the summer as part of the ‘Way to Work’ campaign.

They are also supporting claimants move to Universal Credit by the end of 2024 as part of the DWP’s careful and phased process to contact those still claiming legacy benefits, as it was revealed earlier this week that around 1.4 million people would be an average of around £220 a month better off on Universal Credit.

The Ministers spoke to some of the 45 Work Coaches at the new Brighton Jobcentre and heard about how they are supporting a wide range of customers with one-on-one tailored support to find their next role.

Mims Davies MP, Minister for Employment, said:

We know how much value people get from being in work, both financially and in boosting their confidence and wellbeing, which is why we’ve increased our local DWP Jobcentre support across all communities.

I was delighted to officially open the additional new JCP site in Brighton Queens Square today alongside my DWP colleague, Baroness Stedman-Scott. It was great meeting our Work Coaches and colleagues from Instant who have been integral in getting our new sites up and running and fitting out these new modern environments to make a positive difference to the lives of so many people.

This opening marks the completion of our expansion programme with 194 additional Jobcentres now open across Great Britain to support the impact of the pandemic and help people progress. We are getting jobseekers into the record number of vacancies while also supporting those in low paid work to be able to increase their hours, to earn more and move forward in their career.

DWP Minister Baroness Stedman-Scott said:

Our work coaches go above and beyond to help jobseekers no matter their circumstances, unlocking employment barriers, guiding them towards new work and upskilling opportunities to have brighter futures.

Jobcentres like this one provide the ideal environment for jobseekers to meet employers, be supported to find work in sectors they may not ordinarily consider and for Universal Credit customers to secure their next role or promotion.

The Jobcentre Plus expansion is among the largest and rapid of its kind in the UK. It has enabled Work Coaches to provide vital support to help people back to work following the Covid-19 Pandemic and has been shortlisted for a Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) Award in 2022 in the Public Sector category. The awards showcase the most inspirational initiatives and developments in land, real estate, construction and infrastructure.

Janet White is one of the new recruits based at Brighton Jobcentre Plus.

DWP Work Coach Janet White said:

I love being a Work Coach. Getting to know people and supporting them along the way is very rewarding. Helping people to move forward, gain skills, confidence and an engaging job is so worthwhile.

Piers Harrison is the Customer Service Leader overseeing the new site, bringing with him four years of DWP experience.

Customer Service Leader Piers Harrison said:

I’m really excited for this opportunity to bring our work coach services to the heart of the city located in a fantastic building right in the heart of Brighton. This is a fantastic opportunity for our colleagues to support thousands of customers into training and employment using a tailored approach, in a new, modern, vibrant environment.

DWP is setting up temporary jobcentres to support the government’s Plan for Jobs which includes youth hubs and the Way to Work campaign.

DWP has acquired 194 temporary jobcentre sites. Over 150 of these have already opened or extended to help more people across the UK access DWP’s services. These new temporary jobcentres will increase capacity to provide tailored face-to-face support.

Read the history mode guidance for more information as to what this means.

First published More temporary jobcentre opening dates will be added to the list once they are confirmed.

LocationSite opening dateAddress
Aberdeen8 April 2022Unit C and D City Wharf, Shiprow, Aberdeen AB11 5BY
Ashford30 June 2021Unit 112, County Square Shopping Centre, Elwick Road, Ashford TN23 1AE
Ashton Under Lyne17 December 2020101 Old Street, Ashton Under-Lyne OL6 6BJ
Aylesbury23 March 202266 High Street, Aylesbury HP20 1SD
Ayr23 February 2022Unit 20 Luath Walk, Ayr KA7 1TN
Ayr10 November 2021Wallacetoun House, John Street, Ayr KA8 0BX
Banbury02 July 2021Unit 9a, Castle Quay Shopping Centre, Castle Quay, Banbury OX16 5UH
Barking14 July 2021Maritime House, 1 Linton Road, Barking IG11 8HG
Barnsley17 November 2021Wellington House, 36 Wellington Street, Barnsley S70 1WA
Basildon26 May 2021Church Walk, Great Oaks, Basildon SS14 1GJ
Basingstoke11 August 2021Centenary House, 10 Winchester Road, Basingstoke RG21 8UG
Bath17 November 2021Pinesgate, Lower Bristol Road, Bath BA2 3DP
Bedford12 May 2021Woodlands Annexe, Manton Lane, Bedford MK41 7NU
Bellshill23 February 2022New Lanarkshire House, Dove Wynd, Strathclyde Business Park, Bellshill ML4 3AD
Bexleyheath14 July 2021Unit 83-84 The Mall, Broadway Shopping Centre, Bexleyheath DA6 7JJ
Birmingham06 October 2021Unit 40-42 Greenwood Way, Chelmsley Wood Shopping Centre, Birmingham B37 5TP
Birmingham25 August 2021Unit 40, Newtown Shopping Centre, Aston, Birmingham B19 2SS
Birmingham30 June 2021B1, 50 Summer Hill Road, Birmingham B1 3RB
Birmingham (South)31 March 20221 Facet Road, Kings Norton, Birmingham B38 9PT
Blackburn03 February 2022The Mall, Northgate, Blackburn BB2 1NP
Blackpool30 March 20228 Albert Road, Blackpool FY1 4SW
Blyth17 November 2021Bridge House, Percy Street, Blyth NE24 2AQ
Bolton28 July 2021Orlando Bridge, Thynne Street, Bolton BL3 6AX
Bournemouth05 May 2021580 Tringham House, Deansleigh Road Bournemouth BH7 7DT
Bracknell09 June 2021Phoenix House, Cookham Road, Bracknell RG12 1RB
Bradford17 November 2021Unit D, Bradford Business Park, Kings Gate, Bradford BD1 4SJ
Bradford11 August 2021Aldermanbury House, 2 – 4 Godwin Street, Bradford BD1 2ST
Brighton1 April 202215 Queen Square, Brighton BN1 3FD
Bristol22 September 2021101 Victoria Street, Bristol BS1 6PU
Bristol Knowle06 October 202125 Broadwalk Shopping Centre, Broad Walk, Bristol BS4 2QU
Burnley09 June 20217 Market Square, Charter Walk Shopping Centre, St James Street, Burnley BB11 1AX
Burton upon Trent02 June 2021Unit 1, Union Street, Burton upon Trent DE14 1AA
Bury (Manchester)21 April 2021Millgate Shopping Centre, Clerke Street, Bury BL9 0QQ
Cambridge12 January 2022Henry Giles House, 73-79 Chesterton Road, Cambridge CB4 3BQ
Cannock20 October 20214-5 The Forum, Market Hall Street, Cannock WS11 1EB
Canterbury12 November 2021Unit 4, 6-8 Longmarket, Canterbury CT1 2JS
Cardiff19 May 2021NSU2 Capitol Shopping Centre, Queen Street, Cardiff CF10 2HQ
Chatham30 March 2022Unit 61A, Dockside Outlet Centre, Maritime Way, St Mary’s Island, Chatham ME4 3ED
Chelmsford14 October 202139 The Meadows, Chelmsford CM2 6FD
Chester23 February 202232-38 Foregate Street, Chester CH1 1HA
Chesterfield21 July 20217 Steeplegate Chesterfield S40 1SA
Chichester23 June 2021Units 2 and 3, Southern Gate Office Village, Southern Gate, Chichester PO19 8GR
Colchester24 November 202114 Headgate, Colchester CO3 3FH
Colwyn Bay23 March 2022Unit B, Bay View Centre, Sea View Road, Colwyn Bay LL29 8DG
Coventry9 March 2022MSU D First Floor, West Orchards Shopping Centre, Smithford Way, Coventry CV1 1QL
Coventry09 November 2021Coventry Building Society Arena, Judds Lane, Coventry CV6 6GE
Crawley04 February 20211 Forest Gate, Brighton Road, Crawley RH11 9PT
Crawley (Gatwick)08 April 2021Beehive Ring Road, Gatwick Airport, Gatwick RH6 0LG
Darlington15 December 2021Suites 1-3 The Beehive, Lingfield Point, Darlington DL1 1YN
Derby07 July 2021Barclays Business Centre, Sir Frank Whittle Road, Derby DE21 4RX
Derby13 April 202120 Albion Walk, Derbion Shopping Centre, Albion Street, Derby DE1 2PR
Dewsbury21 July 2021Unit 25, Princess of Wales Precinct, Dewsbury WF13 1NH
Doncaster24 November 2021The Blue Building, 39-40 High Street, Doncaster DN1 1DE
Dudley22 September 2021237-238a High Street, Dudley DY1 1PQ
Dundee19 April 2022140 West Marketgait, Dundee DD1 1NJ
Eastbourne23 March 20221 Grove Road, Eastbourne BN21 4TW
Edinburgh9 March 202211-15 North Bridge, Edinburgh EH1 1SB
Edinburgh Waverley Bridge30 March 2022Unit L23, Waverley Mall, Waverley Bridge, Edinburgh EH1 1BQ
Exeter21 July 2021Units 1 and 2, The Depot, Belgrave Road, Exeter EX1 2FT
Falkirk19 January 2022Part of MSU 4, Callendar Square Shopping Centre, High Street, Falkirk FK1 1UJ
Fareham23 February 202295 West Street, Fareham PO16 0AQ
Folkestone22 April 202114-16 Sandgate Road, Folkestone CT20 1DP
Gateshead14 April 2021Unit1.76 Upper Blue Mall, Metro Centre, Gateshead NE11 9YG
Glasgow15 September 2021200 Renfield Street, Glasgow G2 3QB
Gloucester05 May 202144-50 Eastgate Street, Gloucester GL1 1QN
Gravesend19 May 20215-10 New Road, Gravesend DA11 0AA
Halesowen12 January 202260 Whitehall Road, Halesowen B63 3JS
Halifax09 June 2021Plaza, Halifax HX1 1YQ
Harlow04 August 2021Unit 58-60 Harvey Centre, Harvey Centre Approach, Harlow CM20 1XR
Harrow25 March 2022Spencer House, 29 Grove Hill Road, Harrow HA1 3BN
Hastings12 January 2022Unit MS2, Priory Meadow, Hastings TN34 1PH
Hereford15 September 20216 Trinity Square, Hereford HR1 2DR
High Wycombe18 August 202131 High Street, High Wycombe HP11 2AG
Horsham26 January 2022Marlborough House, 50 East Street, Horsham RH12 1HN
Hounslow23 March 2022Unit 27, Treaty Centre, 44 High Street, Hounslow TW3 1EQ
Huddersfield21 April 2021Unit 2, 11 Trinity Street, Huddersfield HD1 4DA
Hull30 March 202240 Whitefriargate, Hull HU1 2HN
Inverness09 February 2022Unit 2, 39 Glendoe Terrace, Inverness IV3 8DL
Ipswich30 June 2021St Vincent House, 1 Cutler Street, Ipswich IP1 1 UQ
Keighley08 December 2021Unit 1 Hanover House, 49 Low Street, Keighley BD21 3PP
Kettering6 April 202245 High Street, Kettering NN16 8SU
Kidderminster26 January 2022Unit J2 Crossley Retail Park, Carpet Trades Way, Kidderminster DY11 6DY
Kings Lynn15 November 202130-34 Broad Street, Kings Lynn PE30 1DP
Kingston04 August 2021Anstee House, Wood Street, Kingston upon Thames KT1 1TS
Kirkcaldy31 March 202229 The Mercat, Kirkcaldy KY1 1NU
Lancaster24 November 2021Mitre House, Church Street, Lancaster LA1 1JW
Leamington Spa15 September 2021Brandon House, Holly Walk, Leamington Spa CV32 4JE
Leeds25 August 2021123 Albion Street, Leeds LS2 8ER
Leeds23 June 2021Temple House, Ring Road, Seacroft, Leeds LS14 1NH
Leeds16 June 2021HEM House, Kirkstall Road, Burley, Leeds LS4 2BT
Leicester30 March 2022Crown House, Crown Buildings, 60 Wellington Street, Leicester LE1 6DS
Leicester11 August 2021Pegasus House, 17 Burleys Way, Leicester LE1 3BE
Lincoln20 October 2021Unit 1, Witham Wharf, Brayford Wharf East, Lincoln LN5 7AT
Liverpool15 July 202190 Duke Street, Liverpool L1 5AA
Liverpool19 May 2021Liverpool Innovation Park, 360 Edge Lane, Building 2 Bayliss Suite, Liverpool L7 9NJ
Liverpool Bootle15 September 2021Unit 127-130, The Palatine Strand Shopping Centre, Bootle L20 4SU
London Aldgate (Tower Hamlets)21 April 2021Ground Floor 100 Leman Street, London E1 8EU
London Barnet07 July 2021Building 2, North London Business Park, Oakleigh Road South, Barnet N11 1GN
London Barnsbury (Islington)11 August 2021Unit 1a and 1b, 427 – 429 Caledonian Road, London, N7 9BQ
London Bromley20 October 2021129 Burnt Ash Lane, Bromley, BR1 5AJ
London Clapham (Lambeth)23 March 2022Clapham Place, Unit 1, 340 Clapham Road, London SW9 9FA
London Cooks Road (Newham)23 March 20221-4 Cooks Road, London E15 2PW
London Croydon Borough30 June 2021Part Ground First and Second Floors, Simpson House, 6 Cherry Orchard Road, Croydon CR0 6BA
London Ealing11 August 202154 The Broadway, Ealing, W5 5JN
London Edmonton25 August 202113-16 North Square, Edmonton Green Shopping Centre, Edmonton, N9 0HW
London Edmonton (Enfield)16 March 202210 West Mall, Edmonton Green, Edmonton N9 0AL
London Hackney08 September 20213 Haberdasher Street, London N1 6ED
London Hackney28 May 20212 Hillman Street, Hackney E8 1FB
London Hammersmith29 September 20211 Hammersmith Broadway, London W6 9DL
London Ilford (Redbridge)09 February 2022The Exchange, High Road, Ilford, IG1 1RS
London Kentish Town13 October 2021Hermes Studios, 1 – 7 Hermes Street, London N1 9JD
London Marylebone11 August 202124 Eversholt Street, London NW1 1DB
London Mitcham07 July 2021The Grange, 1 Central Road, Morden, SM4 5PQ
London Peckham (Southwark)12 January 202224-26 Peckham High Street, Peckham, London SE15 5DS
London Queen’s Park (Brent Wembley)16 March 2022111-115 Salusbury Road, Queens Park, London NW6 6RG
London Royal Albert Dock (Newham)30 March 2022Altitude, 14 Lascars Avenue, Royal Albert Dock London E16 2YP
London Rushey Green (Lewisham)16 February 2022Old Town Hall, 1 Catford Road, Rushey Green, London SE6 4RU
London Southwark15 September 2021230 Blackfriars Road, North Southwark, London SE1 8NW
London Sutton12 May 2021Carew House, Wallington, Sutton, SM6 0DX
London Tooting (Streatham)28 March 202271 Tooting High Street, London SW17 0SU
London Uxbridge03 November 20211 Park Road, Uxbridge UB8 1WS
London Waltham Forest31 March 20211 and 2 Kestral House, Trinity Business Park, Trinity Way, Chingford, E4 8TD
London Walthamstow21 July 2021Ground and 1st Floors of Units 9 and 10, The Mall, 45 Selborne Walk, Walthamstow E17 7JR
London Wandsworth14 April 2021Unit 7b – 8B Putney Exchange, Putney High Street, London SW15 1TW
London Wembley07 April 2021498 High Road, Wembley HA9 7BH
London Woolwich31 March 202271-77 Powis Street, Woolwich, Greenwich SE18 6JB
Luton29 September 2021500 Capability Green, Luton LU1 3LU
Macclesfield15 December 2021Unit 2 The Silkworks, Pickford Street, Macclesfield SK11 6JD
Maidstone06 October 2021Unit 2, Lower Boxley Road, Maidstone ME14 2UU
Manchester (Central)13 October 202158 Mosley Street, Manchester M2 3HZ
Manchester (Stretford)09 June 2021Arndale House, Chester Road, Stretford M32 9ED
Middlesbrough15 July 202127-33 Dundas Shopping Centre, Dundas Street, Middlesbrough TS1 1HR
Milton Keynes22 September 2021Phoenix House, Elder Gate, Milton Keynes MK9 1AW
Newcastle30 March 2022The Spire, Pilgrim Street, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 2DS
Newport2 March 2022Unit 31, Kingsway Centre, John Frost Square, Newport NP20 1ED
Newton Abbot28 January 202210 Courtenay Street, Newton Abbot TQ12 2DT
North Shields28 April 2021Kings Court, Earl Grey Way, North Shields NE29 6AR
Northampton08 December 2021Princess House, Cliftonville Road, Northampton NN1 5AE
Norwich12 January 2022Lower Units 16, 17, 18 and Upper Units 10, 11, 12, Castle Quarter, Norwich NR1 3DD
Nottingham23 March 2022Castle Court, 59 Castle Boulevard, Nottingham NG7 1FD
Nuneaton17 November 2021Unit 2, Ropewalk, Chapel Street, Nuneaton CV11 5TZ
Oldham13 October 2021West Wing Ground and First Floor, Oldham Business Centre, University Way, Oldham OL1 1BB
Oldham17 December 2020Phoenix House, Union Street, Oldham OL1 1BN
Peterborough16 June 2021Northminster House, Northminster Road, Peterborough PE1 1YN
Peterlee22 September 202156 Yoden Way, Peterlee SR8 1AS
Plymouth23 April 2021Unit 1, Bretonside Shopping Centre, Charles Cross, Plymouth PL4 OBG
Portsmouth29 September 20215a Edinburgh Road, Portsmouth PO1 1DE
Preston29 September 2021Fishergate Shopping Centre, Preston PR1 8HJ
Ramsgate07 July 2021The Argyle Centre, 9 York Street, Ramsgate CT11 9DS
Reading11 August 2021Kennet Place, 121 Kings Road, Reading RG1 3ES
Redditch01 December 202182, Evesham Walk, Kingfisher Shopping Centre, Redditch B97 4HA
Redruth20 October 2021Piran House, Nettles Hill, Redruth TR15 1JN
Rhyl07 December 20217 Bodfor Street, Rhyl LL18 1AS
Rochdale10 November 202150a Market Way, Exchange Shopping Centre, Newgate, Rochdale OL16 1EA
Romford29 September 2021Unit 1, Davidson Way, Romford RM7 0AZ
Rotherham14 July 2021Unit 3a and 3b Phoenix Riverside, Rotherham S60 1FL
Scunthorpe04 August 202122-24 Southgate Mall, The Foundry Shopping Centre, Scunthorpe DN15 6SU
Sheffield23 June 2021Block 3, Pennine Five Campus 3 Tenter Street, Sheffield S1 4BY
Shrewsbury24 November 20213rd Floor offices Princess House, 17-19 The Square, Shrewsbury SY1 1YA
Sittingbourne09 February 2022Roman House, 9 Roman Square, Sittingbourne ME10 4BP
Slough22 December 20214 The Observatory, High Street, Slough SL1 1LE
Solihull23 February 2022Jago House, 692 Warwick Road, Solihull B91 3DX
Southampton23 June 2021Frobisher House, Nelson Gate, Wyndham Place, Southampton SO15 1GX
Southend14 April 2021101 – 109 High Street, Southend on Sea SS1 1LQ
Southport03 November 2021Eastbank House, Eastbank Street, Southport PR8 1HE
St Albans19 January 2022Beauver House, 6 Bricket Road, St Albans AL1 3JU
St Helens10 November 2021Gregson House, Central Street, St Helens WA10 1UF
Stafford12 January 202230 Greengate Street, Stafford ST16 2HY
Staines upon Thames26 January 2022100 Church Street, Staines upon Thames TW18 4DQ
Stevenage06 October 2021Abel Smith House, Gunnels Wood Road, Stevenage SG1 2ST
Stockport30 June 2021National House, 80-82 Wellington Road North, Stockport SK4 1HW
Stoke on Trent28 July 20211 Smithfield, Leonard Coates Way, Stoke on Trent ST1 4FA
Sunderland1 April 2022Sunderland Software Centre, Tavistock Place, Sunderland SR1 1PB
Sutton in Ashfield23 February 2022Broadway, Brook Street, Sutton in Ashfield NG17 1AL
Swansea12 January 2022Unit 7 Parc Tawe North, Swansea SA1 2AA
Swindon19 August 202119 – 20 Canal Walk, Swindon SN1 1LD
Swinton05 May 202151-53 The Parade, Swinton Square Shopping Centre, Chorley Road, Swinton M27 4BH
Telford03 November 2021Titan House, Euston Way, Telford TF3 4LY
Thornaby (Stockton-on-Tees)09 April 2021Dunedin House, Columbia Drive, Thornaby TS17 6BJ
Torquay27 October 2021122-126 Union Street, Torquay TQ2 5QB
Wakefield Waterfront26 January 2022Navigation Warehouse, Navigation Walk, Wakefield WF1 5RH
Walsall Unit 2a17 March 20212 Crown Wharf Shopping Park, Wolverhampton Street, Walsall WS2 8LL
Walsall Unit 2b16 June 20212 Crown Wharf Shopping Park, Wolverhampton Street, Walsall WS2 8LL
Waltham Cross12 January 2022235 High Street, Waltham Cross EN8 7BA
Warrington02 February 2022Ground Floor, Tannery Court, Tanners Lane, Warrington WA2 7NA
Watford02 June 202178 St Albans Road, Watford WD17 1AF
West Bromwich12 January 20225 Lombard Street, West Bromwich B70 8RT
Widnes18 August 2021Kingsway House, Caldwell Road, Widnes WA8 7EA
Wigan14 January 2022Mesnes House, Mesnes Street, Wigan WN1 1QJ
Woking24 June 20216 Church Street West, Woking GU21 6AZ
Wolverhampton15 December 2021(Unit 74-78) 7-10 Wulfrun Square, Wulfrun Centre, Wolverhampton WV1 3HF
Worthing22 September 2021105-109 Montague Street, Worthing BN11 3BP
Wrexham22 September 20213-9 Hope Street, Wrexham LL11 1BG
York02 February 20221st Floor, 11-17 Monkgate, York YO31 7JZ

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