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The two faces of Toynbee?

November 9, 2013 1 comment


People are allowed to change their minds, and changes from a reactionary stance such as Toynbee’s one to her new view are welcome.  However, I haven’t seen a justification for this change  in view…


Categories: Double Standards, Workfare

Initial thoughts on Gideon’s support for mental health and addiction claimants…

September 30, 2013 Leave a comment

The independent reports that “A mandatory intensive regime for claimants with underlying problems such as mental health, drug addiction or illiteracy”

Can we start moving against this?   How the hell will low paid, low qualified job centre staff willing to collaborate with the nastiness demonstrated by IDS Osborne and others deal with mental health and addiction issues with sensitivity?   What right, qualification, or remit do the DWP and Treasury have to override GPs, Health Service and specialist charities expertise. The current WCA /ESA scheme is already making people more ill.  How the hell will being bullied by unqualified staff help someone be cured? Coming days after Cameron and Pickles deeply insensitive comments what is next public shaming of ESA claimants with mental health of addiction issues?



Volunteer centre withdraws from Work Programme because of restrictions on service delivery

June 12, 2013 Leave a comment
Categories: Workfare

Work Programme Can’t Keep Up With Number Of Jobless, Government Told

April 14, 2013 Leave a comment
Categories: Workfare

Workfare Is Modernised Slavery

April 13, 2013 Leave a comment

Five things the government won’t tell you about Workfare

April 8, 2013 1 comment
Categories: Economics, Media, Research, Workfare

Homebase criticised over work experience claims

April 6, 2013 Leave a comment
Categories: Workfare

B&M and workfare!

April 5, 2013 1 comment

Please keep annon
Was talking to a manager of B&M stores today
Each new store hires a huge number of staff at first once the store is set up the managers are instructed to start sacking up to 75% of staff ( hired on 12 week trial ) he openly admitted after this they use workfare people for busy periods and in last two years they have not hired a single workfare staff as its cheaper to let them go and train a new set to work for free.

Categories: Workfare

Martine White is a product of British welfare, not Mick Philpott | Polly Toynbee

April 5, 2013 Leave a comment
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Workfare: a policy on the brink | Red Pepper

March 4, 2013 Leave a comment
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