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Community Work Placements is a mandatory scheme for Jobseeker’s Allowance claimants returning from the Work Programme whose key barrier to work is a lack of work experience, motivation or both, and offers them a significant period of full-time activity.
The scheme involves claimants undertaking a full-time work placement for 30 hours a week for up to 26 weeks alongside provider-led supported jobsearch. The key criteria of all placements are that they must be of benefit to the community and must not displace paid jobs – though how this can be proven and evidenced is up for discussion. (more…)