Community Work Placements: SEETEC , “Estate maintenance and local renovation, groundswork, horticulture, recycling as well as administration, customer service and sales, warehousing, distribution and cleaning services.”
Faceless People Sent on Community Work Placements.
We posted on this subject some time back.
Recently there’s discussion on the comments about the CWP.
This is what they said to “providers” (chancers put to profit from the scheme) “Community Work Placements (CWP) is aimed at those claimants whose primary barrier to work is a lack of work experience or motivation, and who may have spent a great deal of time away from a structured work environment. CWP aims to equip jobseekers with a valuable period of experience in a work-based environment, enabling them to develop the disciplines and skills associated with sustained employment, as well as to move them into employment.”
Or they put it for us,
This is for claimants whose lack of work experience may be holding them back from finding a job. Their work coach may ask them to take part in a work placement that will also benefit the local community. The purpose is to give the claimant skills and experience within the work place.The placements will be for up to six months for 30 hours a week. The claimant will also receive at least four hours’job searching support from their work coach each week to help turn the experience into full time employment.Claimants who complete their three months of Daily Work Search Review/six months Community Work Placement and who still have not found work will be referred to the Mandatory Intervention Regime for the remainder of their claim.Claimants who do not take part in the Help to Work scheme when asked to by their work coach could lose their benefits for a period of time
This lot are still at it and we’d be interested in finding more details.
“Seetec holds Community Work Placements contracts in five areas:
CPA 1: East of England: Beds & Herts; Cambridge and Suffolk; Essex; Norfolk
CPA 7: North West 2: Greater Manchester Central, Greater Manchester East and West, Cheshire and Warrington
CPA 10: South East 2: Kent; Surrey and Sussex
CPA 12: South West 2: Gloucester, Wiltshire and Swindon; West of England
CPA 14: West Midlands 1: Birmingham and Solihull; Black Country
This two year contract part of the government’s Help to Work scheme designed to reach out to the ‘hardest to help’ jobseekers to help them find employment and break the cycle of benefit dependency. Beneficiaries of this programme will undertake work placement opportunities of up to 30 hours a week lasting up to 26 weeks and will be further supported with up to ten hours of job search activity per week.
We are keen to identify opportunities for local projects or work placements which currently exist or could be created in order to improve the local community as well as the confidence and employability prospects of individuals who take part. Placements could be within group projects or in the form of single placements and must all be of community benefit.
We are interested in approaches from all organisations which feel may be able to offer project or placement opportunities. We have expert supervisors in place to manage and run projects but we are also happy to discuss existing projects which have supervisors already in place.
Of particular interest are opportunities which exist within Local councils and Housing Providers to increase numbers on existing projects or to create new projects of benefit to their residents and the local area they serve.
Examples of such projects include estate maintenance and local renovation, groundswork, horticulture, recycling as well as administration, customer service and sales, warehousing, distribution and cleaning services. The list of potential projects is almost endless.
If you are interested in working with Seetec to develop innovative and engaging ideas for the delivery of CWP please e-mail in the first instance to: email@example.com or call Peter Walkerley, Business Development and Partnership Manager on: 01702 201070 Ext. 8262.
Alternatively, if you would like to offer support in the form of venues, projects or placements please call Seetec on freephone: 0800 65 25 414.”£
Any information from people doing this work-for-nothing fraud?
This is of interest: