JCP approaches to volunteers in receipt of benefits

LVSC is gathering evidence on JCP approaches to volunteers in receipt of benefits in London. At present, some volunteers are asked to fill in a form “Volunteering when claiming benefits or National Insurance credits”. Volunteering on benefits form We are interested in finding out more about: How widespread the use of this form is across [Read more]

Flexible Support Fund: Local partnership opportunities with Jobcentre Plus East London District

From DWP: East London District Jobcentre Plus is looking to invite applications for Grant Funding from partners aimed at improving the job prospects for people facing the most complex and intractable barriers to employment. We are offering you the opportunity to supplement existing, or develop new, partnership activities that will help us achieve this vision. London area – [Read more]

Employment Minister: JCP ‘nudge’ pilot in Essex shows promise

From the Financial Times: …in the southeast county of Essex, the work and pensions department has been trialling alternative tactics, with some success. Form-filling has been replaced by nominated advisers, jobseekers are asked to set their own goals instead of ticking boxes and, in a rather touchy-feely move from a government that has pitched benefit [Read more]