Work and Learning

If you are affected by Welfare Reform one option that you may wish to consider is whether you should move into work. You may also want to discuss support with filling in application forms, making claims, or using computers to apply for jobs or apply for benefits.

If you are considering moving into work and wish talk with a Jobcentre Plus advisor  and/or if you want help with claiming Working Tax Credit, contact  Evonne Winter, Jobcentre Plus by telephone on 07775018959 or by email to Evonne.winter@DWP.gsi.gov.uk

The Discover Opportunities Centre in Crichton Street has been set up to support people overcome barriers to moving into work and includes teams  that will assist with issues relating to Health, Debt and Money Advice, Welfare Rights, Child Care, Criminal Convictions and there is a specialist team that will support young people.

If you have things that need sorted out before you can move into work, for example, issues relating to Health, Debt and Money Advice, Welfare Rights or Child Care, contact the Discover Opportunities Centre in Crichton Street You can contact the Discover Opportunities Centre direct on 01382 434460 You can also contact the centre at discover.opportunities@dundeecity.gov.uk or go to our website www.discoveropportunities.org.uk

There are locally based Jobshops and Community facilities that you can access if you are looking for support around getting a job or Welfare Reform. To find out where and when Job Shops run and where you can access IT facilities and other support networks download the PDF.

Basic training and support in using PCs is available in all libraries. You can find out more information about the services that you can access in libraries by visiting www.leisureandculturedundee.com/library

Dundee City Council, working closely with a range of partners including Jobcentre Plus, NHS Tayside, Skills Development Scotland, the Voluntary Sector and Dundee and Angus College have established an Employability Pipeline. Around 40 organisations deliver services through the Employability Pipeline, many other organisations are connected to the Employability Pipeline and deliver services that support people overcome barriers to work and move into work. You will be able to access these services by getting in touch with the Discover Opportunities Centre, Tel: 01382 434460, email: discover.opportunities@dundeecity.gov.uk, website: www.discoveropportunities.org.uk