Jobcentre Plus (Department of Work and Pensions)

Availability : Edinburgh Wide

Who is this for?

  • People aged 16 years old and over and who are unemployed


The government is committed to helping those with health conditions and disabilities move nearer to the labour market and, when ready, into work.

The jobcentre has a range of services available to help you return to or move closer to work, especially if you are on a health journey and unsure of what the next step is. Through its links with local and national organisations, the Jobcentre Plus team can also signpost you to relevant support to improve their situation and remove barriers.

Disability Employment Advisors and Employer Advisors are able to support you and your Work Coach to get the right job or support for you. With the support of jobcentre Employer Advisors and Disability Employment Advisors, the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) encourages employers to employ people with health conditions and disabilities through the Disability Confident Scheme.

At the Jobcentre Plus you can access a range of services:

DWP Work Psychologists run group discussions on managing mild to moderate depression and anxiety. They also offer one-to-one assessments to help people identify the types of job roles that may best suit their health.

Access to Work is a service available from DWP if you have a health condition or disability as defined by the Equalities Act. Among other things, it can help with travel costs, workplace adjustments and in-work support.

Fair Start is a service to help people with a health condition or disability, claiming DWP benefits move into work. Funded by the Scottish Government, this support is usually available for up to 12 months.

How do I access this?

  • Self referral
  • Referral by third party

Telephone: 0800 169 0190
Textphone: 0800 169 0314
NGT text relay (if you cannot hear or speak on the phone): 18001 then 0800 169 0190
British Sign Language (BSL) video relay service if you’re on a computer – find out how to use the service on mobile or tablet
Welsh language: 0800 169 0207

Is there a cost?


Location information

  • Public parking available
  • Wheelchair access
  • Translation service available
  • Information in community languages

Opening times

Monday09:00 - 17:00
Tuesday09:00 - 17:00
Wednesday09:00 - 17:00
Thursday09:00 - 17:00
Friday09:00 - 17:00

Contact Details

High Riggs Jobcentre, 20 High Riggs, Edinburgh , EH3 9HU

Types of support on offer:

Information and advice
Support from someone with similar experience

Type of services on offer:

Healthy living
Housing, benefits, debt
Learning, employability, volunteering
Long term conditions/disabilities
Relationships and Family Life
Substance use

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