Nuneaton DWP contact center staff sent to Coventry as site is due to close

Shocked staff at the DWP contact center in Nuneaton have been ordered to Coventry as their site is going to close. Employees at DWP’s center at Discovery House in Barling Way were told today (March 17) that their center was closing – and that they were to relocate to a center in Coventry.

The Nuneaton center is one of 30 DWP sites to close, with alternative sites being offered to staff. The staff member told CoventryLive: ‘We were told we had to move to Coventry Cofa Court in the city centre. Barling Way contact center is closing.’

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It is understood that staff members, alongside those across the country, have been urged by their unions to lobby their MP over the loss of the local site. According to at the Mirror, the Department for Work and Pensions plans to close around 42 offices in what is a major shake-up to its centers across the country.

While the site is removed, Nuneaton staff have been offered an alternative workplace – albeit on the A444 in Coventry – and will require more travel. It is understood that 13 sites will be closed with “no other strategic sites nearby” where their 1,300 workers can move.

A government spokesperson said: “As part of plans to improve the services we provide to claimants, help more people find jobs and modernize public services, the DWP is moving some of the staff from back office to better greener offices, which will not affect any audience. the roles. This is not a plan to reduce our workforce – wherever possible our colleagues in the offices due to closure are offered opportunities to be redeployed to a nearby site or retrained in a new role within the DWP or another government department.

“We are doing everything we can to fully support our staff throughout this process.”

Closure of sites, proposed alternative

  • Bathgate, Whitburn Road
  • Birkenhead, Hordan House
  • Redgrave Bootle Court
  • Bradford, Leeds Road
  • Burnley, Brown House
  • Chesterfield
  • Doncaster, Crossgate House
  • Dundee, Lindsay House
  • Falkirk, Callendar Gate
  • Glasgow, Clydebank, Radnor House
  • Glasgow, Springburn
  • Gloucester, Cedar House
  • Liverpool, Belle Vale, Childwall Valley Road
  • London Hackney, Sylvester Road
  • London Stratford, Jubilee House
  • Manchester Chorlton, House Graeme
  • Nuneaton, House of Discovery
  • Oldham, Phoenix House
  • Preston, the guild center
  • Rotherham, Dearne Valley, House of Discovery
  • Seaham, view of the lighthouse
  • Southend-on-Sea, Kingswood House
  • St Helens, Gregson House
  • Stirling, St Ninians Street
  • Stockton-on-Tees, Tees Buildings
  • Walsall, government buildings
  • Warrington, Hilden House
  • Washington, Durham House
  • Wellingborough, Lothersdale House

Closure of sites without alternative

  • Aberdeen, home of Ebury
  • Barrow in Furness, Phoenix House
  • Bishop Auckland, Vinovium House
  • Blackburn, Cardwell Square
  • Bury St Edmunds, home of St Andrews
  • Chippenham, St. Paul’s House
  • Exeter, Clarendon House
  • Gravesend, the grove
  • Kirkcaldy, Victoria Road
  • Milton Keynes, Southgate House
  • Peterborough, Bridge Street
  • Southampton, home of St Cross
  • Stoke-on-Trent, Hanley, Stafford Street