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YMCA Attempt Workfare Whitewash – Who Benefits From This New Charity Campaign?

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Charities-workfare-sheeps-clothing-small1The YMCA, one of the UK’s leading advocates for workfare and benefit sanctions, have joined a campaign which demands that “no one should go hungry because they lose their job or become homeless because they get ill.”

The Who Benefits campaign was launched this week in an attempt to change the negative stereotypes of those claiming benefits and calling on the Government to do more to  “focus on the real reasons that people are struggling, like low wages, the high cost of living and the housing crisis.”

The campaign is backed by 80 charities and so far seems to be little more than a website listing the corporate logos of the charities involved and a call for people to tell their stories of life on benefits.

Homeless charity YMCA are featured on the list despite their involvement with mandatory work schemes.  YMCA have freely admitted to using forced volunteers on…

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