I was contacted by concerned constituents about the closure of Longsight Job Centre. I’ve been informed by Greater Manchester Jobcentre that although the services offered at the Longsight location will now be relocated to the Rusholme Job Centre, this may result in an increased pressure on services.
I have written to the Minister for Employment, Damian Hinds, expressing my concerns about this decision and asking him to guarantee that no staff will be made redundant and that services will not be reduced.
This week I visited Rusholme Job Centre to meet with senior DWP managers about the closure and relocation of services. I also had a tour of the Centre to see for myself the current situation of the service and meet with people who are using the Job Centre now.