Re: Your Tweet about WorkFare

Date: Saturday, November 10th, 2012 04:11 pm (UTC)
From: (Anonymous)
Absolutely - if we are talking about work at a for-profit organisation.

I was thinking more along the lines of part-time work as a "friend" to visit old/infirm people for company and a bit of dusting, or the old chestnut of picking up litter in the park for a couple of hours.

The latter could be argued as a job that the coucil could/should create a role for, but ultimately it's the same thing: council workers get paid by the local council, local council gets paid by us, so either way the person doing a few hours work for the council is still being paid by us whether they get their money through JSA or direct from the council.

This is only a stop-gap while they look for a "proper" job that suits their skills and ambitions.
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