28 April 2016

After the Community Work Placements

From the 1st April 2016, Jobcentres will no longer refer claimants to the controversial workfare scheme Community Work Placements and no one should remain on the scheme after 28 October 2016.

I wondered what would happen to claimants who completed the Work Programme and would previously been liable to this element of "Help to Work"? The answer is that they can still be referred to the peculiar and arguably punitive Daily Work Search Reviews and the Mandatory Intervention Regime. What's new is they can also be put on the "JCP 2016/17 standard offer"

So, did CWP get extra people into jobs? We'll try to find out in the coming months.