Provider

The Employment Skills Group

Personal Stories

Stories & experiences of Workfare

  1. The job was dangerous. They made me work without safety boots for the first week and without a protective jacket. All day was hard labour 9-5pm. All day I either had to move wood or clean their place. Or they would send me with other people to places to clean houses and backgardens which they would get money for. They claim to be a community place but i didnt see them help anyone. I told them of my backpack pain and they just ignored it, they didnt care. Also another business these people had was to charge local people money to pick up their rubbish and then sell it at their place. we were the ones who had to go to pick up the rubbish and there were many hazards. The truck we went on had no seat belts....Just disgusting practice.
  2. Walked out today because i was made to pick up gum with toilet roll,wipe down drink stained windowwindow. owner dropped china on the floor but made me tidy it up.She also kept making me do different jobs every two minutes,could not get into a work routine felt like a skivvy.
  3. No supervision, shocking health and safety, very much a negative experience.

Name and Shame Data

Information from Name and Shame reports

12

Oct, 2015

Reports

  1. Oct 2015 for 4 week(s)
    Mandatory Work Activity
    18 Cornwallis Rd, West Bromwich, West Midlands B70, UK
  2. Sep 2015 for 4 week(s)
    Mandatory Work Activity
    82 Church St, Bilston, West Midlands WV14 0AX, UK
  3. Apr 2015 for 4 week(s)
    Mandatory Work Activity
    82-89 St Paul's Rd, Birmingham, West Midlands B12 8LS, UK
  4. Mar 2015 for 4 week(s)
    Mandatory Work Activity
    18 Cornwallis Rd, West Bromwich, West Midlands B70, UK
  5. Feb 2015 for 4 week(s)
    Mandatory Work Activity
    Bilston, West Midlands WV14 7LH, UK
  6. Jan 2015 for 4 week(s)
    Mandatory Work Activity
    230 Stratford Rd, Shirley, Solihull, West Midlands B90 3AG, UK
  7. Oct 2014 for 4 week(s)
    Mandatory Work Activity
    62 Jubilee Cres, Coventry, West Midlands CV6 3ET, UK
  8. Sep 2014 for 4 week(s)
    Mandatory Work Activity
    St Peters Drive, Worcester, Worcestershire WR5 3TA, UK
  9. Sep 2014 for 4 week(s)
    Mandatory Work Activity
    2, St Peters Drive, Worcester, Worcestershire WR5 3TA, UK
  10. Sep 2014 for 4 week(s)
    Mandatory Work Activity
    Hewell Rd, Redditch, Worcestershire B97 6AY, UK
  11. Nov 2013 for 4 week(s)
    Mandatory Work Activity
    Ralph Dr, Stoke-on-Trent, Stoke-on-Trent ST1 6HN, UK
  12. Oct 2013 for 4 week(s)
    Mandatory Work Activity
    26 Digbeth, Walsall, West Midlands WS1 1QU, UK