Posts Tagged: DWP

Smoke and mirrors on the new Work Programme

Employment minister Chris Grayling issued a triumphant-sounding statement to mark the announcement of the new Work Programme providers. It read: “For the first time, those charities and voluntary sector organisations across the country with the know-how to help people with real difficulties in their communities get back to work are being given the chance to… Read more »

This carrot and stick approach to jobseeker volunteering is confusing for everyone

One of the more surprising details to emerge from the story by Third Sector  about Calder UK, the firm that has agreed to pay volunteer centres for using their services as part of its welfare-to-work programme, was its method of finding volunteer placements for jobseekers. The Department for Work and Pensions had made it compulsory… Read more »