About Us

About Boycott Workfare

Boycott Workfare is a UK-wide campaign to end forced unpaid work for people who receive welfare.

We are a grassroots campaign, formed in 2010 by people with experience of workfare and those concerned about its impact.

We expose and take action against companies and organizations profiting from workfare; encourage organisations to pledge to boycott it; and actively inform people of their rights.

Boycott Workfare is not a front for any political party, or affiliated with any political party. Anyone who shares our aims is welcome to get involved.

Boycott Workfare actively informs claimants of their rights and provides information to support claimants in challenging workfare and sanctions.  Boycott Workfare do not currently have the capacity to take on casework and we recommend that claimants contact local organisations for 1-1 advice and support.

Come along to London Boycott Workfare meetings. The next meeting will be 7pm Wednesday 26 September at the Institute of Race Relations (2-6 Leeke Street, Kings Cross Road, WC1X 9HS).

(Please note: we are happy to speak to journalists, but media are not invited to our meetings).

If you can’t make it, but would like to feed in ideas or thoughts beforehand, please email us a few days in advance.

Find a group near you

Action for ESOL

Birmingham Against the Cuts

Birmingham Claimants Union

Bristol AFed

Bournemouth and Poole Anti-cuts Coalition

Brighton Benefits Campaign


Disabled People Against Cuts

Edinburgh Coalition Against Poverty


Fighting workfare in Waltham Forest

Fuel Poverty Action

Hands off our Homes

Leeds Unemployment Action Group


Leicestershire Solidarity Group

Lewes Stop the Cuts


Liverpool IWW

London Coalition Against Poverty – LCAP

London – Hackney Digs

London – Haringey Housing Action

London – Haringey Solidarity Group

London – Brent Housing Action

London – Housing Action Southwark and Lambeth

London – Islington Poverty Action Group

London – Kilburn Unemployed Workers Group

kilburnunemployed[at]gmail[dot]com – meet 3 pm every Thursday: room 6, Kingsgate Community Centre, 107 Kingsgate Road, NW6 2JH

London – Newham Claimants Group

London – Welfare Action Hackney


Mental Health Resistance Network

National Jobseekers Association – c/o 112 Douglas Close, Wallington, Surrey, SM6 9JT

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Scottish Unemployed Workers Network

Single Mothers Self Defence – smsd@allwomencount.net

Solidarity Federation


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