James Purnell issued a ministerial statement on Monday on the government's plans to get people who are long term unemployed back into work. UnsurprisinglyÂ volunteering is mentioned but, at least the way I read it, he seems to have made the assumption that most volunteering will be full time.Â
Obviously this is far from true, very few people volunteering are doing so full time.Â I've come up against this assumption a couple of times with governmenty peeps, and I'm wondering what effect this has on government plans around volunteering?Â Do they see the CSV full time model as the norm, and isÂ effecting their plans and strategies?
Liam Byrne expands (slightly!) on the scheme Purnell mentions. It's right at the end again!