New youth workfare for sick and disabled & for people with mental health problems?

“Plans due to be published by the Government later today include a voluntary work experience placements for young people “with limited capability for work”.

Supporters believe the move, included in the Government’s Green Paper proposals, will help them gain confidence and skills in real offices and factories.

But critics are likely to claim it gives bosses free labour.”
Tory claims on sick notes for long-term disabled people blasted as ‘insult’ – Mirror – 31/10/16

Workfare for people with mental health problems

Damian Green also seems to suggest the possibility or workfare and or work related activity for people with mental health problems, potentially for those currently assessed as not fit for work or with limited capacity for work.

Youth workfare references[ Summary of youth workfare proposals ]

Youth Workfare: Direct Action and Campaigning Against

“We’ll be using work experience much more creatively
to give young people the encouragement they need to get into further education,
employment or training when they leave school”
Definition of youth obligation
“Young people, aged 18 to 21, who receive universal credit will be required, from April 2017, toparticipate in an intensive regime of support from day one of their benefit claim.
After six months they will be expected to apply for an apprenticeship or traineeship, gain work-based skills,or go on a mandatory work placementto give them the skills they need to move intosustainable employment” – http://lexicon.ft.com/Term?term=youth-obligation
Welfare Reform Act (2012) – Universal Credit

(3) (e) undertaking work experience or a work placement

 

“The national Youth Obligation for 18-21 year olds is a major welfare reform. To succeed, it shouldbe integrated in the LGA’s Youth Offer, planned and delivered by councils and Jobcentre Plus”
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