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New Workfare shock

(4 Posts)
Notthefullshilling Mon 20-Feb-12 14:58:46

So the following article outlines how people with impairment are going to be dealt with differently under the workfare scheme. The idea is that those found fit enough to work but who need support (The wrag) group can be expected to begin a period of training and work experience with no promise or even a suggestion that paid employment will result, for an indefinite time. This is unlike those of JSA who will only be compelled to go on these "placements" for a maximum of 8 weeks. The three groups who will be most at risk from this placement with out end will be those with learning disabilities, those with mental health problems, and lastly those with visual impairments.

This proposal has already been voted on and unless the whole bill is junked by parliament will come in to force. What do people think

www.guardian.co.uk/society/2012/feb/16/disabled-unpaid-work-benefit-cuts?INTCMP=SRCH

Notthefullshilling Mon 20-Feb-12 17:06:36

Anyone?

neuroticmumof3 Tue 14-Aug-12 18:20:21

I think it's yet another example of the government picking on the most vulnerable.

PipinJo Sat 13-Oct-12 19:33:24

How are they expecting to get someone with severe agrophobia to go out to work if they have not left there house for 20 years?

They will have to employ paid workers to assist the vuln workers to work for free! How are they going to fund the resourses to do this when they are in a recession?

Removing all the disabled people to 'employed' will give the current rating of unemployment which is record high a false lowest unemployment rate this century.

In turn this shows society that disabled are bottom of the pile in the gov's faithfulness to by making them work for free when they are not fit for work! I wonder if PM would have made his own severly disabled boy go out too work too?

Disgusting!

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