Nothing to do with us guv!

A short post regarding my response from Age UK and their use of workfare; I shall leave you draw your own conclusions and would welcome your comments.

 

Dear Mrs M

 

Thank you for your email and for sharing this link with us.

 

As we have stated before, Age UK (including Age UK Training) is not involved with mandatory work schemes.  Local Age UKs are independent charities in their own right and using such schemes would be their decision and not something we would have a position on. 

 

To view our statement, please visit: http://www.ageuk.org.uk/latest-press/archive/age-uk-statement-on-the-workfare-scheme/

 

Yours sincerely

 

Emma Chin

Customer Engagement Executive

Age UK

 

 

From:
Sent: 21 July 2014 19:30
To: Karen Richards
Subject:

 

Workfare placements

 

Dear Madam,

 

I note that your website states that you DO NOT use workfare; however, I found this article which seems to contradict this. (See link below)

 

I would be interested to receive your comments

 

http://johnnyvoid.wordpress.com/2014/07/18/liars-the-national-charity-who-is-deceiving-the-public-about-their-role-in-workfare/

 

Regards

 

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11 Responses to Nothing to do with us guv!

  1. jess says:

    “Local Age UKs are independent charities in their own right and using such schemes would be their decision and not something we would have a position on. ”

    Do Age UK have no control over the use of their ‘brandname’?

    It would surely not be beyond them to introduce a ‘no workfare’ clause into any franchising or licensing agreement they signed with a ‘local’ franchiser

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  2. sdbast says:

    Reblogged this on sdbast.

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  3. I had EXACTLY the same reply off them on twitter: this is the reply @refuted gave to them
    @age_uk You have a national governing body & can have rules to stop your name being used in association with workfare schemes @BadPutty

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  4. jaypot2012 says:

    Mwhahahaha – sailed up the Thames on a water biscuit – oh my sides, mwhahaha, thanks for that 😀 😀 😀

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  5. jaypot2012 says:

    Reblogged this on Jay's Journal and commented:
    Well it’s someone who’s telling porkies – they will be found out.

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  6. beastrabban says:

    Reblogged this on Beastrabban’s Weblog and commented:
    It seems to me to be a very convenient arrangement that the local branches of Age UK are considered independent charities in their own right. This looks like some kind of bureaucratic dodge, of the kind that sees workers in some companies declared to be self-employed so their employers don’t have to provide them with the statutory breaks, sickness and holiday entitlements of paid workers. But perhaps I’m being too harsh. Either way, it seems to me to be rather convenient that the central charity has no control over what a local branch does. I briefly did voluntary work for a charity for the elderly here in Bristol about twenty years or so ago, and the statement or implication that Age UK has no influence over the policies of its local branches simply doesn’t ring true.

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