The Work Company

Personal Stories

Stories & experiences of Workfare

  1. No health and safety induction;No lighting in toilets to deter us from using them;No where to prepare food;Forced to eat in street.
  2. obviously i believe workfare to be wrong and would like to help with this cause in any way i can
  3. Community Work Placement' -mandatory activity. I was referred back to Jobcentre after refusing to to sign a 'volunteer' application form at the begin of the 'Fareshare' mandatory community work placement ,now waiting to see if I will be sanctioned.I was willing to do the 30 hours per week, but they refused to allow me to ,because I would not sign 'volunteer' application form.As far as I am concerned, this 'so called' charity is getting paid to exploit poor unemployed ,and at the same time claiming to help poor people with food .Seems a bit ironic.

Name and Shame Data

Information from Name and Shame reports


Sep, 2015


  1. Sep 2015 for30 week(s)
    Work Programme Mandatory Community Benefit Work Placement
    King Edward St, Hull, Kingston upon Hull HU1 3SS, UK
  2. Jun 2015
    Work Programme Mandatory Community Benefit Work Placement
    53 South Rd, Waterloo, Liverpool, Merseyside L22 5PE, UK
  3. Aug 2015 for26 week(s)
    9 Goodlass Rd, Liverpool, Merseyside L24, UK
  4. Feb 2015 for30 week(s)
    Community Work Placement
    Hariff Ln, Burstwick, Hull, East Riding of Yorkshire HU12 9HU, UK