Help from Jobcentre Plus

Jobcentre Plus is for anyone looking to find a new job including carers. You can call your local office and book an appointment to speak to one of their advisers to find out what they can offer.  

Find out what benefits you are entitled to

Find out from your work coach/adviser about benefits you may be able to claim if you are looking for work.

Telling Jobcentre Plus you are a carer

It is up to you whether you tell your work coach you are a carer. If you decide to tell them, they may be able to help you find suitable support. They might also have suggestions on what types of jobs would suit you and your caring role, or point you towards more flexible workplaces.

You can ask your work coach if your Jobcentre Plus has a Carers Lead. This person will be an expert on carers and might be able to give you more support than your usual work coach. Contact Jobcentre Plus on

If your work coach is aware you are a carer they may also be more flexible about when you need to go to Jobcentre Plus. 

Find out more about Working for Carers if you live in London

Working for Carers is a London-wide project that supports unpaid carers, aged 25 or over, to move closer to employment. The project is led by Carers Trust and delivered by its network of partners across London. Working for Carers is funded by the European Social Fund and The National Lottery Community Fund.

Community Fund, European Union European Social Fund


Date revised: 16/06/2020