Provider

A4e

Personal Stories

Stories & experiences of Workfare

  1. I have health issues and childcare and am already doing voluntary work, I was told by my advisor that if I did voluntary work then I would not have to do mandatory work activity (I did a mandatory voluntary role that my advisor set up for 8 weeks and told I had to go (voluntary??) that affected my health further and was then referred to mandatory work anyway) My advisor told me it was the lesser of two evils otherwise I would be on a 6 month mwa, she would not tell me why I had been referred to MWA just that "I had to". my local advisor has told me, it is not her job to advise me on what benefits I should be on or refer me accordingly, as her boss will get her into trouble as other departments are busy too. Noone at the jobcentre seems to be following procedures or up on their documentation and use bully tactics and misdirection to meet quotas.
  2. Only sent on an MWA placement because I answered my advisor back, my last job was for 11 years and I am quite used to getting up early due to having 2 very young kids
  3. The course at a4e is for eight weeks and is called launch pad and the activity is called work placementWork Placement minimum 10 hours maximum 16 hoursAlso for others on same course Tesco Ballards Lane Barne

Name and Shame Data

Information from Name and Shame reports

27

Jul, 2015

Reports

  1. Jul 2015 for 24 week(s)
    Work Programme Mandatory Community Benefit Work Placement
    Bromley, Greater London BR2 7AG, UK
  2. Jun 2015 for 30 week(s)
    Community Work Placement
    90 Titmuss Ave, London SE28, UK
  3. Jan 2014 for 13 week(s)
    Mandatory Work Activity
    25 Newtown, Frizington, Cumbria CA26 3QF, UK
  4. May 2015 for 4 week(s)
    Mandatory Work Activity
    Angel Pl, Neath, Neath Port Talbot SA11 1RQ, UK
  5. May 2015 for 4 week(s)
    Mandatory Work Activity
    Angel Pl, Neath, Neath Port Talbot SA11 1RQ, UK
  6. Mar 2015 for 4 week(s)
    Mandatory Work Activity
    Queen St, Neath, Neath Port Talbot SA11 1DL, UK
  7. Mar 2015 for 26 week(s)
    Community Work Placement
    15 Town Hall St, Blackburn, Blackburn with Darwen BB2 1AG, UK
  8. Mar 2015 for 26 week(s)
    Work Programme Mandatory Community Benefit Work Placement
    Wirral, Merseyside CH62 3JQ, UK
  9. Feb 2015 for 4 week(s)
    Mandatory Work Activity
    190 High St, Prestatyn, Denbighshire LL19 9BW, UK
  10. Jan 2015 for 30 week(s)
    Mandatory Work Activity
    Mostyn Broadway, Llandudno, Conwy LL30 1PJ, UK
  11. Nov 2014 for 4 week(s)
    Mandatory Work Activity
    48-49 The Kingsway, Swansea, Swansea SA1 5HG, UK
  12. Aug 2014 for 4 week(s)
    Mandatory Work Activity
    1 Stanwell Rd, Penarth, Vale of Glamorgan CF64 2AB, UK
  13. Jul 2014 for 4 week(s)
    Mandatory Work Activity
    90-91 Taff St, Pontypridd, Rhondda Cynon Taff CF37 4SL, UK
  14. Jun 2014 for 8 week(s)
    Steps to Work
    23 Ballymena Rd, Antrim, Antrim BT41 4JG, UK
  15. May 2014 for 16 week(s)
    Mandatory Work Activity
    Gilchrist Thomas Industrial Estate, Blaenavon, Pontypool, Torfaen NP4 9RL, UK
  16. Apr 2014 for 4 week(s)
    Other
    99 Golders Green Rd, London NW11, UK
  17. Mar 2014 for 4 week(s)
    Mandatory Work Activity
    3-5 Newport Rd, Caldicot, Monmouthshire NP26 4BG, UK
  18. Feb 2014 for 4 week(s)
    Mandatory Work Activity
    11 Market St, Aberdare, Rhondda Cynon Taff CF44 7DY, UK
  19. Jan 2014 for 4 week(s)
    Mandatory Work Activity
    Llanfairpwllgwyngyll, Isle of Anglesey LL61 6DQ, UK
  20. Jan 2014 for 4 week(s)
    Mandatory Work Activity
    Ty Coch Way, Cwmbran, Torfaen NP44 7EZ, UK
  21. Nov 2013 for 104 week(s)
    Work Programme Mandatory Community Benefit Work Placement
    Coalville, Coalville, Leicestershire LE67, UK
  22. Nov 2013 for 104 week(s)
    Work Programme Mandatory Community Benefit Work Placement
    Coalville, Coalville, Leicestershire LE67, UK
  23. Nov 2013 for 4 week(s)
    Mandatory Work Activity
    42 Henblas St, Wrexham, Wrexham LL13 8AD, UK
  24. Oct 2013 for 4 week(s)
    Mandatory Work Activity
    Park Ave, Aberystwyth, Ceredigion SY23 1PG, UK
  25. Sep 2013 for 4 week(s)
    Mandatory Work Activity
    Abertillery, Blaenau Gwent NP13 1SP, UK
  26. Aug 2012 for 4 week(s)
    Mandatory Work Activity
    Ty Coch Way, Cwmbran, Torfaen NP44 7EZ, UK
  27. Dec 2011 for 4 week(s)
    Mandatory Work Activity
    Doctors Surgery, 395 Harehills Ln, Leeds, West Yorkshire LS9 6AP, UK