Job Centre Plus provides services to those looking for employment and to those requiring financial assistance due to lack of employment.

They also provide social-security benefit to people without an income due to illness or incapacity including drug and alcohol addiction. To make a new claim telephone: 0800 055 6688

To contact your local job centre: 0345 604 3719

Jobseeker’s Allowance (JSA),
Income Support or
Incapacity Benefit: 0345 608 8545

Employment Support Allowance (ESA): 0345 608 8545

Maternity Allowance: 0345 608 8610

Bereavement: 0345 608 8601

Social Fund: 0345 603 6967

Service Information

Services Offered

, ,

Service Overview

Job Centre Plus provides support and financial assistance to people who are looking for work.

The easiest way to make a claim for Job Seekers Allowance (JSA) is online at: or by phone on 0800 055 6688.

If you need to make a claim for Employment Support Allowance (ESA) the easiest way is by phone on 0800 055 6688 or you can fill in the form:

Who Is This Service For?

People who are unemployed

Contact Details

Referral Procedure

Referral Procedure

To make a new claim just ring 0800 055 6688. (Make sure you do it from a landline then it will be free).

To find your local office go to:


New Claims:

2 Eldon Street