Tag Archives: Charities

Food banks: no, they’re not a ‘popular welfare solution’

Reposted from Patrick Cutlers blog @ the Guardian David Cameron’s discomfort over food banks typifies the right’s panic, confusion and denial over the causes of food insecurity Volunteer William Forey at Drumchapel food bank near Glasgow. Photograph: Danny Lawson/PA Notoriously, … Continue reading

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Involuntary volunteers?

This is what the Association of Volunteer Managers (AVM) have to say about Community Work Placements advocated by Iain Duncan Smith and the DWP. The Association of Volunteer Managers advises its members to think very seriously before getting involved with the new Community Work … Continue reading

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What’s wrong with workfare?

Reposted from keep volunteering voluntary 1 It undermines genuine volunteering Workfare is forced labour  – the opposite of volunteering. As Oxfam has pointed out, “These schemes involve forced volunteering, which is not only an oxymoron, but undermines people’s belief in the enormous … Continue reading

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Jobless must sign on every day: Government to dock money from long-term unemployed if they do not comply

Reposted from The Independent It’s good to see the stance that the Voluntary Sector are taking with regard to Mandatory Workfare…about time! Harsh rules to drive the long-term unemployed into work come into force today, which state they will only … Continue reading

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