Chris Grayling to Staff Care Homes With Unpaid Teenagers

According to today’s Evening Standard, bungling Employment Minister Chris Grayling is planning to send unemployed teenagers to work in care homes for no pay across the capital.

The Government is planning to force young people to carry out full time unpaid work for three months before they become eligible for the scant support offered by Job Seekers Allowance.  Young people will not be given any time to find a job under their own steam, as many do, but will instead be dispatched to care homes and charities to carry out unpaid work.

The scheme will be launched in areas affected by last year’s riots, seemingly as a form of Collective Punishment.  The sentence for being young and unemployed is to be set at 390 hours unpaid labour, 90 hours more than the maximum Community Payback sentence for serious criminal offences of 300 hours.

With stiffer sentences now facing the unemployed than those handed out for burglary, concerns have been raised whether this move will push more young people into crime rather than forced labour for meagre benefits of £56-a-week.

Chris Grayling has said that sentences will be community work only, but astonishingly this could include working for private companies such as care homes.  The care sector, already reeling from a string of abuse scandals, is now to benefit from an influx of unpaid, untrained, and no doubt very pissed off teenagers and young people.

6000 young people are to be bullied onto the scheme despite insiders from welfare to work companies claiming they are finding it increasingly hard to secure workfare placements.  Chris Grayling, and the clown Mayor Boris, who claims unpaid labour is fun, are relying on the charitable and third sectors to prop up this Government’s ever expanding workfare schemes.

Charities such as Oxfam and Shelter have already made it clear they will not accept ‘volunteers’ who have been coerced to work by the Government under threat of poverty and destitution.   Those opposed to workfare are also now turning their attention to charities involved in forced labour such as Scope and the British Heart Foundation.

Already major companies such as Tesco and Holland & Barrett have been forced to change their workfare plans due to massive public pressure.  Workfare isn’t working and we can break it for good.  Keep up the pressure and organise now for the next National Day of Action Against Workfare which will highlight the connivance of so called charities in the Government’s forced labour schemes.

In the meantime join the week of action against disability denying poverty pimps and paralympic sponsors Atos.

33 responses to “Chris Grayling to Staff Care Homes With Unpaid Teenagers

  1. Johnny Void – you are Chris Morris and I claim my £5.

    *reads article*
    *checks dated to make sure it’s not 1st April*

    oh, wait… no… Jesus Unicycling Christ… this is really happening… may god have mercy on us all.

  2. This does not surprise me in the least, I’ve seen this one coming for a verrrry long time. Where do the occupants of the care homes stand if they are assualted by “pissed of” youth forced into this type of labour? Or are they deliberately setting up more scandels like Winterbourne. You cannot have unwilling people foisted on the vulnerable like this, it is the vulnerale that will pay. Can we set up some legal challenge about this?

    • It is surprising how many of the cunts who work in the welfare-to-work/fare/house industry have “connections” with the care home industry. It’s a racket even the Mafia would be proud of!

  3. IIRC they did this in America (punishment for single mums) and abuse did indeed rocket. What gross stupidity. Also this idea of “qualifying” to go on the dole. Pay them the going rate and call it a job ffs, this govt is obsessed with creating as many claimants as possible and not a bit interested in creating jobs.
    There was an article in paper yesterday about a 16 year old getting an apprenticeship, presumably this was newsworthy because it’s so rare and way beyond most people’s expectation levels.

  4. Oh Betty, Chris has done a whoopsie!

  5. How ridiculous untrained, disenchanted, inexperienced young people looking after the most vulnerable in society. Why don’t Boris and Chris give it a go for a couple of weeks first and see how they get on. So I take it they will all have the full CRB police checks which will cost a fortune, before they go anywhere near them and also be closely supervised at all times and/or given the specialised training necessary. I suspect staff would spend more time focusing on the teenagers than actually caring for the needy patients in their care and with all due respect we all know that is not enough at the best of times!

  6. What about the level of care in the care homes ?

    People forced into slave labour are not likely to give a high level of care.

    At least with more young people getting into crime I will still be able to get weed easily….

    Shame the 1000’s I spend on it will go to criminals instead of to the taxman – the government could fix this but the daily mail / the sun prevents any progress in Britain.

  7. And just who is going to spend the time training and supervising these young people to protect the vulnerable people in the care homes, care homes are usually understaffed as it is.

    I used to work in a carehome with adults who had learning disibilities. Our boss thought it a good idea to take on people on community service. What a brilliant idea, most of the time there was only two members of staff on shift with 24 adults to care, cook and clean for, some with very high care needs, plus then we had to supervise the crims, some of whome would turn up drunk. As a test once, we decided for a laugh to see just who this boss was prepared to let into the home and we got the probabtion officer to suggest she take on an offender who had been done for murder…..She said alright.

    I hope to goodness she isn’t in the care sector now. She left under a bit of a cloud after we whistle blew on the many issues at the home and the Council undertook an investigation..

    I suspect they will get rid of CRB checks in order to push this stupid plan through…..

  8. Reblogged this on defytheeconomy and commented:
    Solution to social care crisis.

  9. Reblogged this on Vox Political and commented:
    Stunning… when you’ve got a really bad policy that has already caused outrage, what do you do? If you’re Chris Grayling, it sems, you inflict it on even more poor victims.

  10. This is all part of a plan to dismantle the nhs. If he can get unemployed people effectively dealing with people in nursing homes, then there will be nothing to stop them from doing the same in hospitals, sack the staff there, or put them on zero hour contracts, then replace them.. when these qualified carers cant find a job, they will be put on the work programme, and sent back to the very care home they left. Saving money for the employers, saving money for the state. and if they dont turn up for any reason they will be sanctioned. and the job figures look better. See CRB’s only work if a person has been caught so you could get young people no criminal records going to these care homes where the old dears could have left the purse open, or sentimental jewellery..

    They will not be given chance to look for a job..what will they live off, it will be yet another way for people to be pushed off the jobs list

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  12. It just shows the depths of their contempt for the elderly and their complete lack of concern for their wellbeing and safety. It’s a level of depravity that is almost beyond belief.

  13. So what are these sick maniacs going to do when the level of abuse in care homes skyrockets? They going to refuse to release them using “commercial confidentiality” to hide the figures for cases of abuse?

    • When these sick bastards were told to reduce the number of suicides, they did… by increasing the number of deaths attributed to “narrative verdict”. I wonder what they’re going to re-name “badly-bruised, jewellery-less granny”.

  14. Arbeitsscheu_UK

    From cradle to grave – a #workfare slave

  15. And what workfare schemes are MPs going to be sent on for fiddling their expenses?

  16. Reblogged this on kickingthecat and commented:
    WTF, WTF WTF, Has Grayling heard of Winterbourne!!

  17. Chris Grayling is a Cunt

    Fuck this Nazi bastard!

  18. ps – great picture – is that a mix of citizen sid + that cunt Grayling

  19. Will the offspring of MP’s be doing this unpaid work? Of course not, they’ll be employed in pretend jobs by mommy and daddy as researchers.

    And all at considerable cost to the tax payer, but then the elite always look after their own.

  20. Hmm, this could get quite Soviet. In the USSR, if you didn’t have a job, you were either given one or got arrested for “parasitism”. The end result was an overstaffed industrial economy beset by pilfering and don’t-give-a-crap-ism. In the service sector this became known as “nonobtrusive Soviet Service” in that waiters/waitresses wouldn’t intrude on your peace and quiet by doing anything as crass as trying to serve you. Pay was so poor that you had to bribe just about everyone, even doctors, into seeing you.

    WIth care homes, that’s liable to manifest itsself not only as abuse, but also quite a bit of pilfering of various types of drugs. Expect to see a thriving black market in tranks pretty soon.

    • Maybe it’s a Bleasdale / G.B.H – like plan to use the right wing to turn us into a Soviet state?
      Nah, it’s a bunch of incompetents who no one voted for trying to screw us even more.

      Grayling: “You young person, never worked a day in your life, here’s how to beat up the vulnerable, so we can then put you in a GS4 run prison”
      Young Person: “But I’m two, and can just about eat with a spoon or read or write. Of course I’ve never worked a day in my life. But I want to work for the DWP when I grow up….”
      Grayling: “Perfect. You’re hired, now set up a private company to funnel your earnings through, and pass on whatever crap you find in your nappy and we’ll call it a policy….”

  21. Care home staff need to have a CRB check, is it going to be worth getting them a CRB check to do the work for a few weeks?

  22. Can’t see Grayling or IDS trusting any of their sick and elderly relatives to a so-called care home staffed by disenchanted and impoverished young people on £56 per week…

  23. I’d imagine that they sold their elderly relatives donkeys years ago…

  24. What are the government trying to hide that is worse than putting people working for benefits as care home staff? Come on there has to be something.

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