Help to Work

The Association of Volunteer Managers advises its members to think very seriously before getting involved with the new Community Work Placements (CWP) or the Mandatory Intervention Regime (MIR) as part of Help to Work. The CWP is a mandatory work placement scheme that unemployed people will be forced to take up and complete (at 30 (more…)

Help work out a new consensus

In 2011, in a report by the Social Security Advisory Committee on Jobseeker’s Allowance (Mandatory Work Activity Scheme) Regulations 2011 (S.I.2011 No.688) – it was set out in black and white: “Mandatory work activity will be a non-voluntary work placement for customers in receipt of Jobseeker’s Allowance.” Right back in 2011, regs on JSA for (more…)