A NEW temporary place for people to find work has opened in Binfield.

Phoenix House has opened as a Job Centre to give jobseekers more access to support and new opportunities to find work.

14 work coaches have already joined the team where they will help locals looking for work in Bracknell and the surrounding area with one-on-one tailored support.

Mims Davies MP, Minister for Employment said: “We know this has been a challenging time for many people and that’s why we’re boosting our DWP Jobcentre support in every corner of the UK, including here in Bracknell.

“Every customer benefits from a dedicated Work Coach. They know the local jobs market and work with local businesses to match jobseekers to the latest opportunities.

“It’s brilliant to see the Plan for Jobs in action, from Kickstart to our Sector Based Work Academy Programmes, DWP Work Coaches are there to help people get back on their feet.”

Bracknell Phoenix House Jobcentre Plus is one of the new temporary sites announced by the Department for Work and Pensions earlier this year, building on the existing 639 jobcentres across the UK.

The DWP has also undertaken its fastest ever recruitment exercise, recruiting 13,500 Work Coaches nationally.

Donna Cox is the DWP Operational Leader for Berkshire and oversees the new site in Bracknell. She has a career at DWP spanning 35 years.

She said: “Our team at Phoenix House inspire me every day with the amazing support that they provide to our customers. I am excited that our Work Coaches at the new site can provide a tailored face-to-face service for our 18-24-year-old customers.“