Government research into the effectiveness of work schemes

In their own words, government research into the effectiveness of work schemes (aka workfare) in helping people find work, found:

“There is little evidence that workfare increases the likelihood of finding work. It can even reduce employment chances by limiting the time available for job search and by failing to provide the skills and experience valued by employers.”

http://research.dwp.gov.uk/asd/asd5/rports2007-2008/rrep533.pdf

#RT via Welfare News Service on Facebook

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One Comment on “Government research into the effectiveness of work schemes”

  1. Mark Bertram says:

    This is because the service and process is not set up to work with people as individuals. People are ‘processed quickly en masse’ – a service user told me it felt like being in a sausage factory. They weren’t listened to, but talked at- rather than being engaged in a co-productive, sensitive and safe process that helps people find their own way forward, and achieve their personal vocational goals…

    Mark Bertram


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