Liars! The National Charity Who Are Deceiving The Public About Their Role In Workfare

WorkFare-not-workingUPDATE – Wednesday 23rd July: After five days of silence Age UK have issued furious denials on twitter and their name has been removed from the list of G4S Placement Brokers. There has been no explanation why they were listed as Community Work Placement sub-contractors. Perhaps G4S just made it up. Perhaps they have pulled out. We will probably never know as the days when charities were open and transparent about their activities seems to be fast disappearing.

Some of the UK’s largest charities have a dirty little workfare secret and one of the best known has even resorted to telling bare-faced lies about their involvement in forced work.

In a statement on their website, updated on 14th July 2014, Age UK say:  “Age UK, the national charity which includes our 453 shops, is not involved in the mandatory welfare to work scheme.”

This will come as a surprise to G4S who have recently announced that an Age UK training centre in Preston will be acting as Placement Brokers for the recently launched and very much mandatory Community Work Placements.  Age UK’ have claimed up until now that only local branches, who are managed independently of the national charity, are involved in workfare.  But according to the charity themselves these training centres are a division of the national organisation, they are not locally run.

Whilst one part of Age UK is flatly denying any involvement with workfare, another division is actively involved in forcing people to work for free.  This is either staggering incompetence or Age UK are telling bare-faced lies.

Community Work Placements involve six months full time forced labour under the threat of benefits being stopped.  It is by far the nastiest workfare scheme yet, placement providers warned they must not give workfare staff any benefits for their work, not even lunch.  Participants must be available to travel 90 minutes each way to attend placements and could be forced to work anti-social hours.  Those on the placements can not even take a couple of days off unless they are given permission from the Jobcentre and then they have to promise to spend the time  looking for jobs.  If someone is too ill to work they face an agonising call to the Jobcentre, who may decide they’ve been sick too many times and stop their benefits.  Not only do workfare workers not get paid, but they have none of the usual working rights that people in real jobs expect.

None of this seems to trouble Age UK (@age_uk), who presumably will be inflicting this scheme on older people who might have expected some support from the charity.  Some of them will end up sanctioned instead, left without a penny to pay for heating or food.

Not for the first time, charities funded by the public are turning on the very people they pretend to help.  And they are doing it for money, all of these organisations will be paid tax payer’s cash, via G4S, for forcing people to work for free.  They do not deserve a penny more of our money until they reject outright this grotesque exploitation and, in Age UK’s case, can prove they are telling the truth.

Almost 400 organisations have signed up to the Keep Volunteering Voluntary agreement condemning forced work.  To sign up visit: http://www.keepvolunteeringvoluntary.net/

Update: This post has been altered after mistakenly saying that Royal British Legion Industries (RBLI) and DEAF have CWP sub-contracts. These two charites do have Work Programme contracts, which may or may not involve sending people on workfare but does involve sanctioning people. So they still bastards too.

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185 responses to “Liars! The National Charity Who Are Deceiving The Public About Their Role In Workfare

  1. Workfare has aggravated my hayfever / allergenic condition by sending me to an un-safe, dangerous community organisation dealing in potentially toxic paint.

    We need to name and shame both Seetec (Wisbech) and CCORRN for disgusting violations of human life, human rights, and breaches of the Fire regulations and the Health & Safety at Work Act.

    Together, we can shut these vile bastards down for illegal slave labour, denying people REAL jobs and wages, and ignoring basic human health with Victorian workhouse mentalities.

    CCORRN,
    3 Commercial Road,
    March, Cambridgeshire,
    PE15 8QP

    Tel: 01354 607667

    How many more un-employed people will be made to work for less than £6.31 per hour in all weathers and in sub-human work conditions as I have had to do so? This slave trade must be stopped dead in its tracks before serious illness, accidents and even deaths amongst CWP attendees start occurring.

    • GEOFF REYNOLDS

      SO THERESA MAY WANTS A FULL BLOWN INQUIRY INTO THE DEATH OF ONE PERSON, THE RUSSIAN DISSIDENT, ALEXANDER LITVINENKO………………………………………………….

      STRANGELY, THE DWP AND DUNCAN SMITH ARE HIDING THE MORTALITY RATES OF THOSE WHO HAVE DIED AFTER ATOS MEDICAL EXAMINATIONS……………

      ONE MAN WARRANTS AN INQUIRY BUT THE DEATHS OF PROBABLE, MULTI THOUSANDS, GOES UNNOTICED…………..

      THERESA MAY WANTS TO KNOW IF THE RUSSIAN STATE WAS INVOLVED IN THE MURDER, YET WE ALREADY KNOW THE UK STATE IS GUILTY OF MULTIPLE DEATHS ON AN UNPRECEDENTED INDUSTRIAL SCALE.

      …………HOPE YOUR ARSE IS TWITCHING MR SMITH…………….

  2. prospective slave

    Does anybody know that age uk also take on criminals under the community payback schemes not only age uk but all of the charity shops do this and even those have more rights than anyone on slave labour, like meal breaks and transport costs paid to them, don’t anyone tell me I’m talking rubbish, I know for a fact as I myself have been on a community payback scheme for a minor offence.

    • The real criminal is sitting behind a desk in a cosy, ventilated office within the DWP –

      IAIN DUNCAN SMITH MP

      fucking nasty hitler bald-headed turd. Paint fumes-induced allergic shock stops after clean air is sourced. Nasty sunburn and heatstroke caused by being outside in hot weather, having to ass about with old paint tins, takes a long time. My fucking arms are still burning and itching badly nearly 24 hours after I finally left that fucked-up death-trap place.

    • You are spot on, I know for a fact that Barnardos take on people on community payback, because I know someone who did 200 hrs for them.

    • Good for AgeUK for giving them a job and a chance.

    • Acorn training gave away my community work placement to somebody else ,because i missed the phone call from them !! Could the DWP place a jsa sanction on me ? I did not refuse to attend the placement at all !! Feeling very disappointed about how much short notice Acorn training give people regarding placements !!

  3. NEXT UP; they’ll retract involvement and Voidster will Twattage it as solely his bloggage efforts that scuppered ’em. WORD!

  4. If a person is forced to do full time unpaid work then that effectively takes them out of searching for jobs, as vacancies can go within hours of been advertised. They should demand the same hourly wage as someone working for the company.

    • I am supposed to do up to 40 hours per week active jobseeking and applying in compliance with my claimant commitment, yet I have to do 30 hours per week workfare and 4 hours a week jobsearch at seetec.

      Either way, If I do one thing or the other, I am still totally fucked by a sanction for non-compliance.

  5. overburdenddonkey

    shame on them they have lost my support and custom that’s for sure..imv charities should actually work to redundant themselves, lobby govts not to be needed and their expansionist policies do not encompass that view…
    with retirement age increases leading to lack of state pensions and PGC until the age of 65/66..poverty is set to soar in this age group…giving various bits of advice to people over 60 on £72 or less/wk, and also some on esa that will be expected to do workfare, disenfranchise’s those their services are aimed @….their aim should be to support decent social care policies, and enabling workfare is definitely not…

  6. MASSIVE LIARS!
    BIG BOLD TYPE!
    NEW DOCTOR WHO SERIES DOESN’T FEATURE DAVROS!
    TORY/LABOUR/UKIP/LIB DEM LETS NOT VOTE FOR ANYONE SPINNING WHEELS BOLDAGE!
    (HIC)
    (GIRO STILL PAYING FOR WHEELAGE)

    • GEOFF REYNOLDS

      1/ Mark a spot in the centre of your forehead with a felt pen.
      2/ Drill a 4mm hole about six inches deep.
      3/ Insert a bent wire coat hanger and move it around inside the hole till the voices go away completely.
      4/ Lay back on the sofa and let mummy feed you through a straw and ask why they picked the particular name, “Sebastian”.
      5/ Venture outside and jump on your bike, ignoring the cuts on your palms where you fell off.
      6/ Train up from three wheels to two, you will soon get the feel of the bigger bike.
      7/ Ask daddy if you should be on his computer while he is at work at the DWP..

    • I automatically assume that the nob on here going by the name of Sebastian has never lifted a fucking finger in his entire life and never done a honest days hard work ever. Fucking posh tosser. All he ever does if life throws shit at him is to run back to mummy until the world is not a nasty place for him. Twat.

      Go on CWP, you posh twat and get sent to a community organisation and see if you like being gassed out by ammonia coming from contaminated paint tins stored outside, all in the name of ‘work experience’.

      Maybe you will realise that everyone else on here is not born with a silver spoon up their jacksie and have to fight an ever increasing tide of immoral shit from the JCP/CWP.

      Until you ever experience what I had to go through all of this week with a dangerous work place, shut the fuck up. I have got health implications and allergenic issues that won’t let me work with paint. The smell of the stuff makes me feel sick, and exposure to bad paint brings on a vicious allergenic hayfever type seizure.

      Ever heard of ‘Multiple Chemical Sensitivity’? I very much doubt it, you tosser. People already with hayfever go on to develop more serious allergic reactions leading eventually to MCS. I have got to the stage where I now have MCS. This health issue is NOT a UK recognised medical condition and doctors will not diagnose it or prescribe medication to control it. It is NOT a treatable medical condition neither.

      • I think inhaling that shit all day would fuck anyone up. Sounds like hell, mate. Have a good weekend, you deserve it.

      • Barnaby and Penelope

        Jeezo, and we were always told as kids never to sniff paint cos it would “rot our brains”! What gives?

      • Report them to HSE – I’m sure you can do that anonymously. Anyone on the premises is covered by Health and Safety regulations. Another point – the employer must be insured to cover anyone on the premises. Check out whether they have a Certificate of Emplover’s Insurance prominently displayed, as the law requires.

        • I was never shown the building’s insurance policy, nor the accident book, nor had been told whether or not a fire assembly point even existed.

          I’m fucking complaining to seetec next week about breaches of the HSE laws and against my future health and well-being. They are getting the full treatment from me now.

  7. We need to shame Age UK on Facebook Page and step up the pressure on them until they pull out

  8. Doesn’t Age UK realize that there have been calls for pensioners to be put on workfare? It’s certainly coming, barring a political upheaval or, in Scotland, independence (though I don’t trust politicians anywhere). I’ve read that there’s already a ‘commission for ageing and volunteering’. No doubt the victims will be seen as ‘feckless’ pensioners who are lucky to be helped to turn their lives around … or offered the privilege of death with dignity to relieve their painful awareness of being burdens to society.

    • The houses of Parliament are slowly sinking into the River Thames. But this process is clearly not happening fast enough. By the time it does sink below water level, all the rats infesting both houses would have had plenty of time to escape.

    • http://www.charityjob.co.uk/

      Some nice little earners in the UK charity scams sector.

    • Too right, you can’t trust politician. Alex ‘fat fascist cunt’ Salmon in conjunction with Police Scotland, the most corrupt organisation in Scotland has been mounting terror raids on women “selling sex” from the privacy of their own home. What they fuck business of that fat fascist cunt and the criminalise-anything-that-moves police is what what consenting adults do. Fuck Alex salmond, fuck Police fucking Scotland, fuck the SNP and they can fuck right off with their ‘independence’ shite. And ‘independent’ Scotland would be a Nazi, fascist fucking shit-hole where to even think would be a fucking crime. Who the fuck in their right mind would want to live in a shit-hole like that? No thanks, Alex! And fuck off!

      • Alister Darling QC

        That was a Party Election Broadcast on behalf of the Better Together campaign🙂

        • Yes voters should have concerns about the one force police state in Scotland and the erosion of civil liberties in the name of preventing crime, curtailment of civil liberties can not be dismissed because they are emotionally gift wrapped in a Saltire.

        • Coming around again...

          This reminds of convicted drug dealer and crime baron Mags Haney who used an anti-paedophile campaign as a cover for her drug-dealing activity. Even the fuckwit BBC hailed her as a heroine as they filmed her and her heavies going round door-stepping innocent guys. Do we ever learn?

        • Police Chief John Anderton

          Yes, the ‘pre-crimes’ unit who would come around kick your door in and cart you off to the slammer before you had even had a chance to commit the crime! Now, that’s what I call justice🙂

        • That’s a good thing surely.

      • Prostitution isn’t illegal. Solicitingis, running a brothel is, but not selling sex in their own home. What law are they being charged under.

    • Wealth Hammer

      “No doubt the victims will be seen as ‘feckless’ pensioners who are lucky to be helped to turn their lives around” – Absolutely.

  9. How about we all give a thought for all those long-suffering civil servants up and down our land working away like beavers in all the jobcentre and benefit offices?

    Isn’t it awfully nice to know that while we are having to frazzle and melt under the current excessive heatwave of plus 30c doing workfare crap, that those pampered wankers have air-cooled offices, cosy office chairs to sit on, and not having to exert themselves or get into a sweat because ALL THEY EVER HAVE TO FUCKING TO IS PRESS BUTTONS ON THE KEYBOARDS AND TALK TO OTHER STAFF MEMBERS ABOUT THEIR PET CATS, THEIR MORTGAGES AND WHAT THEY BOUGHT FOR DINNER AT TESCOS.

    I’d have them doing workfare for nothing, especially in 40c heat with no shade and only 30 minutes of break per 7 hour day work duties for some flea-bitten pokey workfare provider, doing shit jobs or being a lackey teaboy as the staff can’t be fucked to make the tea themselves.

    I hope that in this excessive heatwave, the jobcentres catch fire because some dopey desk monkey left her make-up mirror next to a window facing the sun and the blinds catch fire from the intense heat radiation coming from her mirror.

  10. What these charities want is people being forced to work until they’re about 86. Like that woman who was employed by Asda as a greeter standing outside the main doors.

    Only difference is she got paid. The workfare pensioners will work til 86 and beyond for no pay. If they refuse the DWP bastards will sanction them.

    That’s the immoral shit hole the UK has become and Labour also agree with it in their ever eager race to embrace Neo-Liberal political ideology.

    Useless wankers one and all.

  11. Rosemarie Harris

    The only way to make the public aware of these charity’s are taking on Work ‘slaves’ is to go into these shops and complain or leave leaflets in the store or better still take a few mates with you and have a talk among yourself’s and leave saying “i didn’t know that and say we are going somewhere else to spend our money”.
    Don’t give money to any Armed forces and say why even if that charity is saying we don’t have anything to do with the WP
    Let’s make other charity’s start to feel the pinch as no charity can be trusted…it’s our money we give ,we don’t give it so the unemployed can be used as slaves.

  12. This is sickening! I’m really shocked to hear that Age UK is doing this to the people they are supposed to be supporting. I used to work for them when they were “Age Concern” before I got made redundant when I was 52. And furthermore, why should people be forced – or “persuaded” to work beyond retirement.

  13. off topic, but i had to share this with you all, in my neck of the woods the wirral TUC protested against Wirral West MP Esther McVey held outside Royal Liverpool golf club at The Open. wish i would of known about the protest i would of joined them.

    http://www.liverpoolecho.co.uk/news/protest-against-wirral-west-mp-7454899

    • Yosserian Hughes

      Didn’t see or hear owt about this meself, Pat.

      That McFadden’s a bit of a prick imo, but I’d still have gone & put up with him if I’d known there was gonna be a protest against that ‘orridable cow’s bastard , even though she isn’t my mp (Thank fook).

      Seen her a few months back in a bookshop opposite New Brighton train station, givin some sort of talk to a bored-lookin’ audience of about 8 people – Had I had more than the 8% charge in my phone I’d have videoed meself goin in there & heckling the rotten bitch. As it was I just glowered at her through the window & pointedat the bitch while puttin’ a mean face on when I caught her eye (Wish it’d been with a shuriken🙂 )

      As it is, age concern can fook rarr off. I started goin’ into their liscard shop when I mistakenly believed they’d spewed MWA.

      I’ll just stick to Oxfam from now on. Know what yer gettin’ with them.😉

      • Yosserian,
        Unfortunately she is my MP, hopefully not after 2015, I was in a bedroom tax demo (all keeping a low profile) outside Upton job centre few months ago, she was due to hold a surgery in the community centre opposite, she must of spotted us all, as she was approaching, she sneaked into the building through the back door so she did not have to face us, a coward just like IDS.

  14. GEOFF REYNOLDS

    “THE NEW BRITISH BILL OF HUMAN RIGHTS”

    SCHEDULE 1 The Articles

    PART I The Convention Rights and Freedoms
    Article 2 Right to life

    1 Everyone’s right to life shall be protected by law. No one shall be deprived of his life intentionally save in the execution of a sentence of a court, or ATOS following a supermarket, one sided tribunal hearing.

    2 Deprivation of life shall not be regarded as inflicted in contravention of this Article when it results from the use of force which is no more than absolutely necessary, with the exception of;
    1, Police brutality
    2, Water Cannon
    3, Death in Custody
    4, State assisted Suicide
    5, Work capability placements
    6, Forced unpaid labour

    3 The secretary of State may elect, as he or she wishes, charlatans with certificates,not recognised by any medical organisation, parading as Health Care Professionals, who will adjudicate on who has the right to a life. The Disabled and Poor will forfeit the right to a life due to their predicament.(as present rules).

    4 At the behest of the DWP,mortality statistics which highlight the number of deaths caused by ill thought out welfare reforms, can be withheld from the public domain.

    5 Any deaths reported due to sanctions given by members of the P.C.S. Union will be recorded as “CLIENT DECLINED”

    Leave a Reply

  15. im going on one off these slave labour camps with

    Acorn Training (Slave Master)
    Stephenson Chambers,
    Suite 1a,
    6 Corperation Street
    Chesterfield S41 7TP

    Web: http://www.acorntraining.eu
    Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Acorn-Training-UK/1433529446882281

    they are a bunch of evil bastards i can tell you

    • You’ll probably end up working in some flea-bag ‘community organisation’ and expected to do sh*te jobs in return for JSA. Watch your back as soon as you go on six months CWP, you’re treated worse than people in jail.

      Seetec are fucking nasty as they only think of money, not people’s health.

  16. there just the provider, post where they send you too ie the company they send you to work at😉

  17. Reblogged this on Jay's Journal and commented:
    I’ve just sent a message to Age UK and will also get in contact with them via their Facebook page. How any charity can use slave labour is beyond me, as they are supposed to be a CHARITY.
    I wonder if they enjoy the power over their slaves, especially knowing that they can report a slave who will then become sanctioned and penniless?

  18. Let’s get these nasty wankers closed down for exploitation of people desperate for real jobs and real pay

    SEETEC HEAD OFFICE

    Main Road
    Hockley
    Essex
    SS5 4RG
    Phone: 01702 201070
    Fax: 01702 201224

    http://www.seetec.co.uk/centre-finder

  19. I believe these 2 “charity'” Organization’s are using CWP via Seetec.

    https://www.facebook.com/stannshospice

    https://www.facebook.com/lolfoundationbosley

  20. Seetec can simply fuck off as far as I am concerned. I will only do voluntary work on MY terms and whenever I feel like it. Not when dictated to by a bunch of stupid morons with pound signs flashing in front of their eyes.

    I have done real voluntary work over many years and I can vouch for it being fantastic and highly rewarding for helping out my chosen charity shop.

    In all the charity shops I have ever worked in, I was properly briefed in all health and safety procedures, informed of all fire safety practices, properly trained in handling cleaning chemicals and properly trained in donated stock processing the safe way.

    KEEP VOLUNTEERING VOLUNTARY. IT IS PURE EXPLOITATION OF PEOPLE IF THEY ARE FORCED UNDER SANCTION THREAT TO WORK LESS FOR MINIMUM WAGE OR FOR NOTHING AT ALL.

  21. https://www.facebook.com/pages/Seetec/277837472243863?ref=br_tf

    1 star service there then😉 i dont think they can remove the reviews on fb o dear haha

  22. Keep Volunteering Voluntary

    400 organisations have now signed the pledge to Keep Volunteering Voluntary

  23. No more donations to Age UK- hit them where it hurts!

    • Yup, just cancelled my monthly direct debit. I would urge others to do the same!

      • You could fire off an email to them as well explaining why you’ve cancelled it😀 They might think again if they realise it’s hitting them in the pocket.

  24. excuse me while i light my spliff

    take the 3 year sanction than go and work for fuck all..it’s about making a point! yeah it will be tough but still possible. fill in a nill income form your rent will still be paid. grow your own veg ect,,,not ideal but all still possible, noway would i work for fuck all, no chance because it also loses someone a paid job!. keep your heads up people. and just continue to name and shame the exploitative money grabbing twats!

  25. Seetec Wisbech are now getting a full written complaint from me next Tuesday for placing me into a potentially dangerous work environment, and placing my life in danger from a future possibility of catching skin cancer from working outside in extreme heat, UV rays and strong sunlight.

    If they refuse my complaint, the HSE will be duly contacted over dangerous, illegal work practices being carried out by these CWP bastards.

    • Obi Wan Kenobi

      Fen Tiger:

      It would be a good idea to make the HSE aware of firms practices anyway.

    • Good for you Fen. The HSE should be notified and then shut those bastards down. What a terrible experience you’ve been going through on that work placement, I really feel for you. It’s inhumane, being forced to do shit work – and dangerous work so that the likes of Seetec can make huge profits.

      • Many thanks to everyone on here commenting on my distressing experiences earlier this week. Seetec refuses to give me a full written apology, they will be informed I will be going to the HSE with evidence gathered so far. COSHH and temperature regulations have been violated in the name of work experience.

        • CCORRN Are SCUM!!

          These CCORRN cunts are BREAKING THE LAW!! Once HSE gets wind off them they will be SHUT DOWN!!

          • CCORRN Are SCUM!!

            Their death-trap premises will be SHUT DOWN with IMMEDIATE EFFECT!! What they are doing is totally ILLEGALLY. And the only reason they get away with it is because nobody reports it. Crimes are being committed. The owners/whoever is responsible will be reported by the HSE to the CPS for criminal prosecution. CCORRN would have absolutely no hesitation in reporting their victims to the Jobcentre. Fuck this exploitative, abusive shit – the LAW is on your side!! Report the cunts – get the bastards shut down!

      • CCORRN Are SCUM!!

        Environmental Health from the council will shut down a restaurant instantly if they find so much a greasy spoon in the kitchen sink. Every Environmental, Health and Safety official should be descending on this scum CCORRN outfit like a plague of locusts. I can see them going out of business pretty soon🙂 I bet they are quacking in their boots.

    • Try to find out if you can sue them for placing you in a hazardous environment without proper training or H&S likely to lead to further health problems. If you can sue them and have a good case i’d take them the whole road.

      Exploitative bastards.

      • I wasn’t properly trained in handling and emptying toxic waste paint into waste containers. Rubber gloves and safety glasses do fuck all protection in that sort of hazardous environment. As for safety boots? Those boots they gave me were less protective than a pair of flip-flop sandals.

  26. GEOFF REYNOLDS

    NOW THAT NEW LAWS ARE BEING CONSIDERED ON ASSISTED SUICIDE, IT MAKES THE CASE FOR THE LIKES OF ATOS TO BE MORE DESIRABLE TO THE STATE.
    IT ALSO BOLSTERS THE PROFITS OF THE PRIVATE HEALTH INSURANCE INDUSTRY, WHO ARE NO DOUBT, PULLING THE STRINGS………………………….

    IT’S CHEAPER FOR THE STATE, NAMELY THE DWP, TO SEND SOMEONE TO THEIR DEATH VIA A CROCK OF SHIT, WORK CAPABILITY ASSESSMENT, RATHER THAN PAY OUT THE BENEFIT ENTITLEMENTS.

    THERE IN A NUTSHELL, LIES THE CASE FOR POLICY CHANGES TO ASSISTED EUTHANASIA, COST……..

    THE GOVERNMENTS ARGUMENT FOCUS’S ON ONE THING ONLY, HELPING THE INDIVIDUAL FROM A PROLONGED LIFE OF PAIN, YET THE ULTERIOR MOTIVE IS SAVING MONEY.

    IT’S CHEAPER, OBVIOUSLY, TO HAVE YOU PUT DOWN.

    BUT WHERE WILL IT ALL STOP?.

    WITH THE LIKES OF THE TOTALLY UNTRAINED, CERTIFICATE IN HAND AFTER A FEW WEEKS TRAINED CHARLATANS MASQUERADING AS GOD, HAVE ANY INPUT?

    LOOK OUT FOR SELECTED DEATH PROGRAMMES RUN BY FIRMS LIKE ATOS………..

    “YOU MAY ONLY HAVE A SLIGHT LIMP BUT COULD BE A LIKELY CANDIDATE FOR THE CHOP”

    REMEMBER, ANYTHING GOES IN THE UK TODAY, HUMAN RIGHTS WENT OUT AS SOON AS THESE JOKERS WERE SWORN IN……………..

  27. Been on the HSE website just now. Seetec are breaching COSHH regulations and temperature regulations regarding that place they sent me to. Wasn’t given basic adequate protection against paint fumes, or from the strong effects of UV rays and heat from the midday sun.

  28. I’ve previously had COSHH training myself during a City & Guilds warehousing course and when working voluntarily in charity shops. I know where I am going with this now.

  29. CCORRN at March, Cambs are getting worried now. All mention of Workfare on their face book page has been deleted this morning. They can run but they can’t hide. I hope they are reading on here of my intentions to stop them exploiting people in un-safe conditions.

  30. I really don’t see how these CCORN cunts can get away with this. I was until recently trying to start up a small business and the amount of planning permission, building warrants, architect reports, noise reports, health and safety reports, environmental reports, safety/hazard and assorted council red-tape was unbelievable! Anyway, because of all the delays and being royally fucked over by the council we had to pull the plug. It is unbelievable what this CCORN mob are getting away with!

  31. Ecuse me while i light my spliff

    when i was the shite work program with seetec Manchester i was complaining on a near weekly fucking basis, pointless there complaints procedures corrupt to fuck and ICE are a waste of fucking time an all

  32. I’m too sexy for my love too sexy for my love
    Love’s going to leave me

    I’m too sexy for my shirt too sexy for my shirt
    So sexy it hurts
    And I’m too sexy for Milan too sexy for Milan
    New York and Japan

    And I’m too sexy for your party
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    No way I’m disco dancing

    I’m a model you know what I mean
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    Too sexy by far
    And I’m too sexy for my hat
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    I’m a model you know what I mean
    And I do my little turn on the catwalk
    Yeah on the catwalk on the catwalk yeah
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    ‘Cos I’m a model you know what I mean
    And I do my little turn on the catwalk
    Yeah on the catwalk on the catwalk yeah
    I shake my little touche on the catwalk

    I’m too sexy for my cat too sexy for my cat
    Poor pussy poor pussy cat
    I’m too sexy for my love too sexy for my love
    Love’s going to leave me

    And I’m too sexy for this song

  33. I’m too sexy for my love too sexy for my love
    Love’s going to leave me

    I’m too sexy for my shirt too sexy for my shirt
    So sexy it hurts
    And I’m too sexy for Milan too sexy for Milan
    New York and Japan

    And I’m too sexy for your party
    Too sexy for your party
    No way I’m disco dancing

    I’m a model you know what I mean
    And I do my little turn on the catwalk
    Yeah on the catwalk on the catwalk yeah
    I do my little turn on the catwalk

    I’m too sexy for my car too sexy for my car
    Too sexy by far
    And I’m too sexy for my hat
    Too sexy for my hat what do you think about that

    I’m a model you know what I mean
    And I do my little turn on the catwalk
    Yeah on the catwalk on the catwalk yeah
    I shake my little touche on the catwalk

    I’m too sexy for my too sexy for my too sexy for my

    ‘Cos I’m a model you know what I mean
    And I do my little turn on the catwalk
    Yeah on the catwalk on the catwalk yeah
    I shake my little touche on the catwalk

    I’m too sexy for my cat too sexy for my cat
    Poor pussy poor pussy cat
    I’m too sexy for my love too sexy for my love
    Love’s going to leave me

    And I’m too sexy for this song

  34. i just received back my sanction doubt for not attending my mwa placement and i won again.

  35. Concerned Member of The Public

    I have reported CCORN the the Health & Safety Executive.

    Anyone else wishing to do so can do so here

    • You will need this:

      ADDRESS: CCORRN
      UNIT 3 COMMERCIAL ROAD
      MARCH, CAMBS
      PE15 8PQ

      TELEPHONE: 0845 602 7144

    • The Barnsleys

      Thanks mate! Me and the missus went down there last weekend looking for some cheap paint to spruce up our daughter’s bedroom. Poor lass tripped over a pallet and smashed her head on the concrete yard – we had to call and ambulance and have her rushed to A&E! That CCORRN place is a death-trap – it should have been shut down ages ago!

      • I take then that a lot of people on JV blog have been reading all of my posts regarding CCORRN, at March, Cambridgeshire.

        I was sent to them from SEETEC WISBECH in order to carry out SIX months un-paid slave labour for the community Work Programme for fear of BEING JSA SANCTIONED up to three months by Wisbech Jobcentre for non-compliance.

        To get to CCORRN, meant using the local Norfolk Green bus service 46 from Wisbech to March and back for four and a half days per week to make up CWP 30 hours per week attendance on top of 4 hours per week mandatory jobsearch on Tuesday afternoons at SEETEC, Wisbech branch.

        My days at CCORRN would have been Monday morning 9:00am to 1:00pm and then Wednesday to Saturday 9:00am to 4:00pm each week!

        The place in which I had to be expected to handle and dispose of old, waste, toxic paint is a fucking death trap everywhere. Wooden pallets stacked all over the side yard, where I tripped over them at least up to FIVE times earlier this week alone (my first full proper week with them) whilst loading up their company van with empty, rusty pain tins that stank of ammonia / peroxide gas generated by bacteria in said tins, formed by these tins being outside in ALL weathers from hot to cold, dry to wet. This serious health hazard triggered off a MAJOR hayfever / allergenic attack for me which was very distressing for me to say the least and the cunt manager took the piss and blamed it on me being in close proximity to grass/flowers along the public footpath running behind the premises (adjacent to the Network Rail Whitemoor engineering yard).

        Inside the building is even worse for me as the overwhelming stench of paint caused me to feel fucking sick as a dog – as I happen to have MCS (multiple Chemical Sensitivity) developed over time from my hayfever problems. The twat manager took the fuck even over my existing hayfever problems and laughed it off.

        Paint testing and mixing is done in a back area (staff only) which is poorly ventilated and reeks of the fucking paint. NO FACE MASKS OR FACE VISORS ARE GIVEN TO STAFF AND SEETEC TRAINEES DOING THIS TESTING WORK. All they get is safety boots, safety gloves, safety glasses and overalls. If you were to work here or to be sent here on CWP, your own health is seriously fucked up by inhaling paint vapour and fuck knows what else leaching into the air.

        I was only shown the fire exits on my first day with them (last Friday). After that ‘induction’, that was all the information I was ever going to get from them. Wankers.

        If anyone on here knows the contact details for Fenland District Council (who gave CCORRN a green award in 2012) and license the business, get FDC to investigate these recycling scammers immediately as well as the HSE guys. You’ll seriously will be doing me a favour and anyone else sent there on the Work Programme.

        Help me save more lives by stopping these cunts before someone is injured by trip hazards, or is sent to hospital with breathing problems from the air-leached paint fumes throughout the entire building, even in the toilet block and staff canteen room.. The canteen room is a fucking mess with rubbish and crap everywhere, even on the table used for lunch breaks.

        • Fen, I know its a bit late in the day, but why didn’t you take any photos of what you saw?

          • Wish I did now have my camera with me last week to take photographic evidence, but as the weather was really hot, the last thing I wanted to happen was my camera and its batteries being affected by the heat. If I find time to go over to March, Cambs, again this week, I will try and get damning evidence of that death trap premises and show Seetec they could have maimed me. I just hope that person injured by those paint thieves during a recent Saturday is a lot better again now and recovering after a nasty accident on their premises.

    • Small Business Owner

      As a small business owner I can tell you the last thing any business owner wants is a visit from ‘elf & safety….😉

  36. Ed Balls makes IDS look like a humanitarian (well almost!).

    “He also hinted that Labour might make further cuts to welfare spending.”

    http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-politics-28086961

  37. Obi Wan Kenobi

    Fen Tiger:

    I don’t know if you know this or not but the Jobcentre/Private Provider are not allowed to put you on any CWP/MWA that would exacerbate an existing health condition.

    But you would probably have to evidence the health condition via a doctors note or intervention.

    • Obi:

      There’s no need for me to worry about working in that fucked-up place anymore. They will think twice now about taking any more CWP victims after I got shoved there by dis-connected people who are themselves seriously fucked-up and take no notice of me when I want sound’ clear advice about effective job seeking and not having to fuck around on 6 month mickey mouse schemes.

      • Listen to yourself. You’ll be convincing yourself scrounging isn’t a viable career at this rate captain!

        • At least I am not an silly little upper-class twat like yourself ‘sebastian’. It was people like yourself who caused the recession in 2008 by being too fucking greedy with money. A lot of people were made redundant from work, including myself, and have to face real life and the sh*te it throws in our faces 24/7.

          Get a fucking job, you lazy scrounging eton toff. I’m out looking for work whenever I can, besides having to spend time on worthless government schemes and wind up being fucked over in dangerous buildings.

  38. “Error 403 – You have been blocked from our website becayse we beleive you could be a spammer or hacker, contact us at technical@ccorrn.org.uk if you believe this to be false. ”

    Woo hoo… well fuck you CCORRN… wasn’t like we were going to deface you fucking site or anything… lol😀

    • [sic] – stupid fucking cunts!!

      • http://www.ccorrn.org.uk/community-repaint

        Let’s get this lethal death trap closed down, people. It nearly fucking killed me this week with bad heatstroke and paint-inducing sickness.

        • The Dulux Dog

          I wonder if the Dulux factory in any way resembles this CCORRN DEATH-TRAP – don’t think so somehow!

          • Dulux are a proud partner with those amateur paint scroungers. We know why Dulux paint is expensive. It is to get us buying cheap, unknown paint from fly-ridden organisations that injure members of the public on purpose.

            Reading one of the other posts on here, I was shocked to read someone WAS actually injured at that place and taken immediately to hospital on the day after I had started CWP with those criminals. If I had been there, the day the accident happened I would have phoned the police and got the staff to make statements.

  39. I just left a message on CCORRN’s Facebook page, for what it’s worth. It’ll probably get deleted.

    • GEOFF REYNOLDS

      JUST HAD A LETTER FROM HER MAJESTY’S COURTS AND TRIBUNAL SERVICE DENYING ME ACCESS TO THE UPPER TRIBUNAL TO CONTEST MY ESA DENIAL FOLLOWING A CORRUPT ATOS TEST.

      STRANGELY THEY HAVE SENT ME A COPY OF A TRIBUNAL DECISION SIGNED BY A CIRCUIT JUDGE, L. MC DONALD.

      ON THE BOTTOM OF THE DECISION NOTICE THERE IS A DATE.

      UPON GOING THROUGH MY VAST PILE OF DOCUMENTATION THAT I HOLD, I CAME ACROSS THE SAME DECISION NOTICE SIGNED BY THE SAME JUDGE, IN FACT IT IS THE SAME DOCUMENT WITH THE SAME SIGNATURE AND THE SAME HAND WRITTEN NUMBERS IN THE CORNER…………….

      IT HAS ACTUALLY THE SAME STAINING IN EXACTLY THE SAME PLACES.

      WHAT IS MOST ODD, IS THE FACT THAT THE DATES HAVE BEEN ALTERED.

      WHY WOULD THE DATES ON AN OFFICIAL DOCUMENT BE ALTERED?

      NOT KNOWING IF TO GET THE POLICE INVOLVED, I HAVE PHOTOCOPIED THE TWO DOCUMENTS SIDE BY SIDE AND SENT THIS TO THE COURTS SERVICE FOR THEIR PERUSAL……………….

      …………….and a copy to the Courts of justice…………………

      • GEOFF REYNOLDS

        FOLLOWING ON FROM THIS, WHY WOULD THE SAME JUDGE, WHO ADJUDICATED ON A DECISION PREVIOUSLY, BE GIVE THE JOB OF REAPPRAISING THE APPLICATION?
        SUPERMARKET JUSTICE BY THE SAME OLD FACES FILLING THEIR POCKETS ON THE MISERY THEY BESTOW ON THE CLAIMANT’S, DAY IN, DAY OUT……………………

        OUR JUDICIAL SYSTEM FAIR, INDEPENDENT AND IMPARTIAL?

        THINK AGAIN, THEY ARE ALL PISSING IN THE SAME CAN……….

        YOU ARE BEING DENIED THE RIGHT TO A FAIR TRIAL AS LAID OUT IN ARTICLE SIX OF THE STATUTE OF HUMAN RIGHTS…………

        NO WONDER THE TORIES WANT TO REWRITE HUMAN RIGHTS TO FIT THEIR TWISTED AGENDA……………

    • More than likely, Jay. Their FB page has been completely overhauled recently this afternoon and changed entirely since I first checked it this morning. They don’t like us taking the piss with them in revenge for actively using slave labour and being paid placement attendance payments for every day a mug like myself is sweating over un-healthy work.

  40. Fen Tiger, you’ve said what I’d have liked to say, only better.
    The posh mummy boy nobs who have never had to do a honest days work in their lives are all too keen to get the fing peasants as John lennon described us to wreck our bodies with toxic fumes and dangerous work without proper training and tools, because they just see us all as numbers.

  41. I’m one of the Staffordshire Pindown child abuse victims, plus reabused for 7 years falsely accused of crap that a paedohile called Richard Gardner invented (Parenral Alienation Syndrome) the nobheads who run the illegal secret family courts are the same nobheads who run Atos courts. In fact, ATOS are the BBC’s IT partners in crime, and the BBC have covered up Pindown, they even made a cover up documentary about it starring Neil Morrissey from Men Behaving Badly (not blaming him in any way, I’m sure he didnt realise) called CARE HOME KID, and they didnt invite any of us Pindown victims even though I’ve written a book about it and sent the British Buggery Club several copies, and BEGGED them to be on television to talk about Pindown, instead they made a documentary about it and blocked us victims out, because they knew damned well we’d stpeak the truth about the abuse!
    Over £200,000 was spent on reabusing me in the secret courts, I won my case by shouting that what they were accusing me of having had been invented by paedophiles, and I screamed the court down at Stafford Court when they tried to force me to sign paperwork against my will without even having chance to read it.

    They’ve got their own back though, by persecuting my daughter for years, via ATOS, their partner in crime!

    • GEOFF REYNOLDS

      THE GOVERNMENT ARE AKIN TO A PERFORATED BOWEL………………..

      THE SHIT IS COMING OUT THICK AND FAST AS THE LEVELS OF CORRUPTION AND COVER UPS REACH NEW LEVELS
      AT THIS VERY MOMENT, IMPORTANT FILES AND WITNESS STATEMENTS WILL BE DISAPPEARING FROM VIEW AS THE HIGH OCTANE PLAYERS TRY TO ERASE THEIR SORDID PASTS………..

      POLITICIANS, JUDGES, CHIEF POLICE AND WELFARE HOTSHOTS WILL BE CONCERTED IN HIDING THE TRUTH FROM PUBLIC CONSUMPTION.

      IT WILL BE LIKE JUGGLING WITH A COLANDER FULL OF LIQUID, AS THEY TRY AND BLOCK ONE LEAK, ANOTHER WILL APPEAR……

      THE PIECES OF THE JIGSAW ARE TRYING TO MAKE A PICTURE, THE CORNER PIECES ARE NOW IN PLACE……………

      WATCH THE BASTARDS RUN AS THE SHIT HITS THE PROVERBIAL FAN.

  42. As for Age Concern, they seem to care more about Gay Rights than old people, they did a very expensive glossy booklet advising old people how to find homosexual partners, it was on a rack in their charity shops in Stafford, dont know about anywhere else, I still have a copy, must photograph it and post it up onto my blog, its just ridiculous, because old people dont need advice on that sort of rubbish, what old people really want to know is how to stop these thieving bastards robbing them of their old age pensions and how to avoid being done in by the NHS Liverpool Care murder plan!

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  44. “The Rise of the Non-Working Rich”

    http://robertreich.org/post/91880951615

  45. The shit will hit the fan o Tuesday this week, for if Seetec fail to acknowledge and accept my written complaint and I do not get a full apology, they themselves will get reported to the HSE for contributing towards my misery and distressing circumstances.

    I nearly fainted and was feeling dizzy from getting sunburn and heatstroke in order to please those lazy, upper-class twats sitting in a cool, well-ventilated office and who don’t give a fuck about anyone sent to any placement for up to 6 months.

    If seetec themselves refuse to answer any of my questions relating to the H&S at work act, they will get reported to the HSE for failing to put in place a clear set of policies designed to protect all clients, not only out on placements but also on-site doing jobsearch, against fire, injury and accident.

    • Seetec Are SCUM!!

      Yes, Seetec should be reported too, Click here

      • Health and Safety Executive

        Anyone can file a complaint about a workplace, you don’t have to be an employee. Members of the public or anyone else who has concerns about the health and safety of a workplace are invited to report their concerns to the HSE. By reporting your concerns you could be preventing an incident leading to injury or loss of life. Report your concerns here: Click here

        • Health and Safety Executive

          This will help you to fill in the form:

          ADDRESS: CCORRN
          UNIT 3 COMMERCIAL ROAD
          MARCH, CAMBS
          PE15 8PQ

          TELEPHONE: 0845 602 7144

        • Somebody has already been injured at that scum place I went to last week – the accident happened on a day I wasn’t there; if I was there I would have got the police involved.

    • Seetec Are SCUM!!

      And the DWP are part and parcel to this to by way of gross neglect for failing to put in place a clear set of policies which ensure their “customers” are protected from fire, accident and injury.

      • Seetec will get bollocked over this week. I’m asking them under HSE legislation to provide me with fire and medical proof that their offices I go to are safe to be in. If they refuse, they’ll get reported to the HSE with my concerns of the place. They can’t then refuse my threats once I go ahead with presenting evidence of an un-fit building.

  46. totallygivenup

    my ex girlfriend was a shop manager for ageuk she was on 40k plus for running a charity shop,this was 3 or so years ago,her only complaint was that they used kids on probation to run the shops and they gave hrer a hardtime guess now its a lot better with workfare..oh i neearly forgot company car aswell

    • Jobs for the Girls

      Bet she was some middle-class fucking knobhead…. isn’t it always the way?

      • totallygivenup

        no jobs for the girls she wasnt but she is middle class now,through charity a strange situ indeedi once asked her how much of 1 pound goes to the charity,i thought she said “70p” but she actually said 7pish

    • Your ex sounds like an out of touch entitled snob!

      • totallygivenup

        managers of charity shops nguard theyre earnings only cause i got close did i get the truth she never told anybody even her own sister its a dirty little secret which in some ways i wish ide never found out

    • Yosserian Hughes

      £40k + company car?

      Supermarket managers don’t even cop for that much. Now age uk can REALLY get tae fuck. Even when they do finally distance themselves from any sort of mandatory forced labour they STILL won’t get the steam off my shite.

  47. Marcus Pheasant

    Come, come now, Ladies and Gentlemen. Can’t we be more civilised about all this? Running off to the Health and Safety Executive is just not cricket! Do you want the place closed down!? Some of have families to feed, huge mortgages to pay, a fleet of luxury cars to run, luxury yachts to maintain, an opulent lifestyle to fund and afternoon golf doesn’t come cheap either! Why don’t we all just reach a gentlemen’s agreement on this most trivial-of-trivial matters to keep schtum. I truly believe it would be for the best all round – after all a 13 week sanction must be a horrendously unpleasant experience.

    Kindest Regards
    Marcus

    • In reply to Marcus.

      You never told me a customer, whilst on your property, was maimed by a wooden pallet left in the wrong place last Saturday (12/07/2014) and had to be taken to hospital with a gashed head. Covering up this type of injury is the sort of thing that gets the Health & Safety Executive closing businesses down and the police involved. You fucking cunt.

      I never asked to be sent to your death trap. I was sent there by Seetec Wisbech through NO choice of my own.

      I went through the Community Work Programme Provider Guidance – issued by the DWP to all placement providers (Seetec, A4e and others) and also which should be sent to organisations like yourself.

      Section 2.08 of the guidance – quote

      ” You should manage claimants expectations of available opportunities but wherever possible placements MUST be appropriate to the claimants desired employment sector and/or occupation type, and local labour market” unquote.

      My claimant commitment mentions fuck all about working in fringe flea-bag so-called community organisations dealing with recycled paint and therefore in me doing so this is in direct contradiction of section 2.08 of the issued provider guidance.

      Section 2.19 –
      quote ‘You must ensure that claimant’s are engaged in a healthy and safe working environment” unquote.

      I never saw anything in or outside of your premises to ease my fears. There were, during my time, observed numerous visible and hidden trip hazards in the side yard area, especially TWO metal handles sticking up off the floor and not forgetting pallets stacked on their side and sticking out partially into the alleyway.

      I used to work in a builder’s merchant and was told time and time again by them that health & safety is absolute paramount to a accident free working environment. Obviously you know nothing about safe working practices. I have been COSHH trained and know that using chemicals without the correct PPE can lead to serious health problems in the future. People who don’t use face masks and face visors when handling paint in poorly ventilated areas with NO windows or fans in the immediate vicinity will end up with lung cancer, heart problems, liver cancer or problems with their nervous systems. Paint is a hazardous product if you care to look at the warning advice seen on the side of paint tins.

      You might as well tell me to clean out an old storage shed with an asbestos roof without the correct PPE and relevant health and safety training first. With any luck this will give me lung disease and that I will go away and not bother you again. Read up on HSE legislation regarding COSHH and temperature. It’ll save you going to court for violation of the Health & safety at work act and HSE legislation.

      You’ve had an accident on your site. What next? a customer dies from tripping over a pallet (you or a staff member left sticking out) and bashing his head on concrete, thus causing internal head injuries?

      I was properly trained in COSHH and safe working practices so don’t fucking quite me on saying you do the same when you obviously don’t.

      • There was some greeny guy on the news the other day telling us not to eat bread because it was full of pesticides and would destroy our health but according to CCORRN/Seetec/DWP it is OK to ingest toxic paint for six months like you will experience no ill effects – pull the other one, it’s got bells on it! It’s simply shocking that these abuses of human beings is going on!

        • Hi Betty

          If I truly believe that the manager of that place is indeed active on this blog, he is stupid to think that HSE legislation is above him. If he is trying to intimidate any of us from trying to stop workfare exploiting un-employed people. It will not work. If the HSE get involved with that awful place, the sooner the better as I would have been proved justified and saving other JSA victims from potentially breathing in paint fumes or breaking their neck at that place.

      • i’m not trying to protect the COSHH scum bags but it was seetec responsibility to give you PPE gear

        Identifying additional support requirements
        2.23 Additional support is defined as any support that allows a claimant who needs extra
        help to attend and participate fully in provision and this may include:
        • Any specialist clothing and/ or equipment.

  48. But Sebastian …you are a scrounger as are your parents as were your grandparents and more than likely cowardly nazi sympathisers ..Sebastian you aren’t capable of doing a hard days work your to soft you and your class are mentally ,physically and let’s us not forget sexually inadaqate ..your soft and pampered with no backbone or guts,cowardly and simpering …you and your class are of no worth or value one only has to look at the bulling don club or the windsors to see this.

    • Yeah, like with the Royal Family they have to ‘milk’ the male and ‘impregnate’ the female with a syringe lol😀

    • Very appropriate picture on Sebastian’s facebook page. He certainly talks a load of shit when he trolls on here. Posh mummy boys whose only experience of work is punting up and down the River Cam during the summer, wearing his fucking blazer, white trousers and white shoes and his fucking boater hat, and bow tie. Makes me want to use that bow tie in a certain manner of which it was never meant to be used for…

  49. Watch this weasel – Marcus Pheasant. He nearly maimed me last week working in a dangerous environment and he managed to achieve his goal by putting a customer in hospital with a head injury attained on his business premises.

    I’ll be visiting Commercial Road, March, at any time with my camera taking photographic evidence of your working conditions if you have not since fully complied with HSE legislation…

  50. Fen, looks like you are now on the ball. Just remember, don’t Agonise, Organise. Good Luck x

  51. A big thank you to all bloggers on here giving me the strength to carry on and not go under from all the lies from Seetec Wisbech.

    I’ve now knackered two placement opportunities they tried to fob me off with since I went on the 6 month rubbish earlier this month. Will be using their own provider guidance rules against them if they get shirty with me over me cocking up what they tried to make me do. Guidance rule 2.08 will obviously conflict my chosen employment sectors (on my claimant commitment) if they hand me a third load of explotative work.

    I fucked over my Work Programme provider Papworth Trust for two years as all they tried to put me on was zero-hour contracts and nothing reasonable. I stopped them in my tracks and I will do the same again if I get mucked around with by people who live in offices all day long looking smug and pretty.

    Work experience does indeed work for people in my situation, but only if the system is properly managed by professionals, not crooks and people flouting Health & safety laws.

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  54. I’ve found a worrying problem with the small Seetec offices at Wisbech –

    A complete lack or adequate wheelchair access movement throughout the entire building. What’s the fucking good of them having a proper disabled toilet when the main front door is too narrow and has a step, not a wheelchair ramp; tables and chairs (used by JSA people) obstructing access from the main door to the specialist toilet; the computer area at the back of the building is only accessed by a narrow entrance with a steep step as ground level throughout the building as at two different heights, and movement through the job area is heavily restricted as they have crammed in too many wide tables and computers as they possibly can?

    Discriminating against physically impaired people in this country is a crime. Seetec are breaking the law as they use offices visited by members of the public. and hinder physically impaired people.

  55. Universal Jobmatch - Jobmatching Alert Service

    Senior Employability Advisor
    Glasgow £21900 per annum + other benefits

    Search Consultancy are delighted to present to the market a 6 month contract for a Senior Employability Advisor – a role which our client has described as perhaps one of the most challenging and rewarding careers a candidate will ever embark upon. As our client provides community support for those experiencing mental health problems, addictions, homelessness and other forms of social exclusion the successful candidate must be able to demonstrate empathy and belief in the potential of our clients customers and work creatively to respond to ever changing needs of customers.

    Key responsibilities in this role would be as follows:

    * Provide a personalised support service assisting customers to develop skills, motivation and confidence to enable them to overcome barriers and move into sustainable employment.
    * Provide support and guidance to employability advisers to ensure provision of high quality support to clients
    * Coordinate and provide support for customers whilst they are in employment in partnership with our client’s national employment team via regular telephone contact, face to face visits, monitoring and the provision of employer support

    Key knowledge and experience our client is looking for is as follows:

    * Proven ability to manage and support a client caseload and achieve targets for employment progression is essential
    * Working knowledge of the DWP regulatory framework for Welfare to Work providers essential
    * Sound knowledge of best practice in the provision of supported employment essential
    * Good understanding of local labour market.
    * Good understanding of effective employer engagement strategies
    * Detailed knowledge and understanding of issues faced by people with a mental health problem or a disability in the job market.
    * Understanding of employment law and employer’s responsibilities
    * Experience in the field of Welfare to Work, essential.
    * Experience of human resources, recruitment or other employment based services, essential.
    * Experience of working across sectors, essential.
    * Experience of working within a high performance, high pressure and target driven environment essential.
    * Experience working with people with a mental health problem or other disability in an employment setting.
    * Experience of monitoring, evaluating and reviewing personal plans, desirable
    * A proven track record in placing customers into employment.
    * A proven track record of supporting customers to achieve sustained unsupported employment.

    As this role is of a senior level the position will involve travel across Renfrewshire and West Dumbartonshire and a full driving licence and access to own transport is essential.

    If you feel you could add value to our client’s organisation in this role and have the drive and passion to aid others in finding work please apply directly today!

    Job Reference: Req/293581

    Closing Date: 24 July 2014

    Apply here🙂

    • If this a real post from UJM, fuck off as it is in poor taste. Nobody wants to work in the DWP as they are fucking scum who sent people like me to a possible early grave through ‘workfare’

  56. Spread the word, people. Someone in the Tories wants to get rid of all the scum jobcentres. Caught this story just now across the internet –

    http://aworkingclassman.com/tory-wants-close-job-centres/

    • overburdenddonkey

      fen
      yes, seen it…an m/t high street shop….full of posters and no merchandise..paid work not yet in stock…
      have a read of this….when jimmy reid penned this speech the unions still had hope and some power…but it is still resounding and fresh….
      http://www.gla.ac.uk/media/media_167194_en.pdf

    • FenT you beat me to it! Just about to post alerting everyone to this new Tory drivel [can anyone say Tory G4S]. This is obviously the next step in privitising Gov.

      Problems with this ;
      – Replacement of a Gov deaprtment with a money driven organisation – not customer led, but payments wise. Can anyone say fraud [cue G4S]
      – Rebranding to “Citizen Support”, am I beiing overly suspicious but hasn’t the DWP advisors been renamed?
      – “advise the unemployed on the best personalised service”, but due to the change ini 1980s no advice on benefits can claim is now made to claimants
      – “specific barriers to work”, how about there being enough jobs to go around?
      – Advisors gove “comparison data” – how about death rates as well?
      – “employment support element – should be spun out into a mutual or social enterprise” = Workfare
      – “money would be allocated to the individual claimant and then be funnelled to the provider of choice who is paid on the outcomes they achieve.” = allowing reduction of claimed benefits to indivduals no doubt
      – Finally, from Wiki about “Policy Exchange” – “the intellectual boot camp of the Tory modernisers'”.” Says it all

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    Johnny Void reveals that Age UK are also using Workfare forced labour, despite their claims that they don’t.

  58. “Thank you for submitting your application / notification to the Health and Safety Executive.”🙂

  59. GEOFF REYNOLDS

    “MARVELOUS ATOS REPORTS”

    LETTER FROM DWP 28TH OCT 1997

    THE ADJUDICATING MEDICAL AUTHORITY DECIDED THAT
    -THE INDUSTRIAL ACCIDENT ON 8/12/92 HAS CAUSED YOU A LOSS OF FACULTY.
    -THE LOSS OF FACULTY IS IS PAIN AND REDUCED MOVEMENTS OF THE LUMBAR SPINE
    – YOU ARE 20% DISABLED FROM 1/10/97 FOR LIFE BECAUSE OF THE LOSS OF FACULTY.

    BY LOSS OF FACULTY WE MEAN SOME LOSS OF POWER OR FUNCTION TO AN ORGAN OF YOUR BODY

    THE ADJUDICATING MEDICAL AUTHORITY’S ASSESSMENT OF YOUR DISABILITY IS A FINAL ASSESSMENT.
    …………………………………………………………………………………………………….
    LETTER FROM DWP IST NOV 2013

    SECTION 5-FACTS OF THE CASE
    PREVIOUS DECISION

    5.1 MR REYNOLDS IS ENTITLED TO THE HIGHER RATE OF THE MOBILITY COMPONENT FROM AND INCLUDING 14/11/2002, BECAUSE HE IS VIRTUALLY UNABLE TO WALK CONSIDERING THE DISTANCE, SPEED, MANNER AND TIME HE IS ABLE TO WALK WITHOUT SEVERE DISCOMFORT.

    MR REYNOLDS IS ENTITLED TO THE LOWEST RATE OF THE CARE COMPONENT FROM AND INCLUDING 14/11/2002 BECAUSE HE CANNOT PREPARE A COOKED MEAL.

    FACTS OF THE CASE

    MR REYNOLDS HAS BACK PROBLEMS, RHEUMATOID ARTHRITIS, HEARING PROBLEMS AND BLADDER PROBLEMS.

    C. IT IS NOT DISPUTED THAT MR REYNOLDS HAS DISABLING CONDITIONS. HOWEVER MR REYNOLDS DISABILITIES ARE NOT AT ISSUE IN THE DECISION UNDER APPEAL.

    ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….
    .

    ATOS EXAMINATION BY HCP EMMA BRODRICK

    ZERO POINTS AWARDED

    “I ADVISE THAT A RETURN TO WORK COULD BE CONSIDERED WITHIN 3 MONTHS”

    “THE AVAILABLE EVIDENCE SUGGESTS THAT SIGNIFICANT FUNCTIONAL IMPAIRMENT IS UNLIKELY”

    …………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..

    and this is why the DWP and COURTS AND TRIBUNAL SERVICE are trying to stop me escalating my case to the upper tribunal.

  60. We must report this ‘community organisation’ to the following statutory bodies before another injury or even serious accident occurs –

    ADDRESS: CCORRN
    UNIT 3 COMMERCIAL ROAD
    MARCH, CAMBS
    PE15 8PQ

    TELEPHONE: 0845 602 7144

    A customer was injured with a distressing head injury WHILST on their premises after tripping over a dangerously stacked wooden pallet in their concrete yard. This accident occurred the day AFTER I had started with them on Seetec CWP.

    Fenland District Council own and licence all of the commercial building units on Commercial Road, March, Cambs

    https://www.fenland.gov.uk/article/3115/Report-a-dangerous-building-or-structure

    Trading Standards – 0300 123 6262

    Health & Safety Executive – 0300 0031647
    concerns@hse.gsi.gov.uk

  61. Hi guys!
    I have a question and am in need of some info, sorry this isn’t on thread, but a4e have just been pestering me for my ujm account details as they said they wanted to look at my account to see what I have been doing in regards to my job search. Are they allowed to request this? I said I didn’t know them off the top of my head but the a4e person wants them for next time… Can anyone help?

    Great blog/Many thanks…

    • They have no rights to it at all, infact they have less rights to things than the DWP and they (the DWP) don’t have the right to see your UJM account.

      Tell them to GTF.

    • Another Fine Mess

      It should go without saying, don’t give your government gateway details to anyone.
      It’s none of their business. They’re supposed to be helping you, not you helping them to tick boxes.

    • it says in ujm T&C the security of your government gateway details and password is your responsibility

  62. GEOFF REYNOLDS

    LYING, CHEATING AND STEALING,

    “JUST ANOTHER DAY IN THE LIFE OF A DWP DECISION MAKER”

    ………ask yourselves why the Decision makers at our welfare ministry, who have no medical qualifications whatsoever, are allowed to make unfounded, unqualified, statements on peoples medical reports?

    There is only one answer “DISABILITY DENIAL”……………………..

    What was rampant in the states is now rampant on our shores, disability denial is alive and kicking……….

    So how do the uk government manage to pull it off?
    The answer to this is more complex because the COURTS AND TRIBUNALS SERVICE, ATOS AND THE DWP are operating in such a way to steal bonafide claimants benefits.

    HERE ARE SOME EXTRACTS FROM MY OWN MEDICAL REPORT:

    “but he was able to walk from the chair to the couch unaided and get on the couch”

    “was able to get on the couch without assistance”

    “did not appear to have any difficulty using a step to get onto the couch”

    “he was observed to stand in one place for the duration of the interview”

    “used one stick to stand for 33 minutes”

    “bladder problem. He wears pads that he buys himself, not on prescription, and is not on any medication and does not take a change of clothing with him when he goes out”

    “wets himself a little when he gets up. States it is not a lot but he does not know when he is doing it.”

    “he has a history of hearing problems and deafness. He is under the care of his GP. He can talk to others in his club and is able to hear with the use of a hearing aid in his left ear”

    “appeared to hear his name when called from the waiting room”

    “does no walking and does not go out”

    “on sunday’s he can have a game of snooker at his local club”

    “able to fully straighten left knee”

    “client declined bending of left knee”

    “able to fully straighten right knee”

    “client declined bending of right knee”

    “can have a bath by using grab rails and a stool despite back problem and pain”

    “gets out of bed despite pain”

    “I CAN’T WAIT FOR THE LITIGATION TO START”

    EMMA BRODRICK HCP

    • prospective slave

      I myself as an ex voluntary first aider if I was to stop for a traffic accident and my qualifications had expired and treated a casualty but something went wrong through no fault of my own I would be dragged through the courts and probably end up eating three bears breakfasts for a few years, so how do these clowns at atos get away with saying that a disabled person that has been diagnosed with there disability by a qualified specialist has miraculously got over there disability overnight, this happened to me I have an artificial hip replaced at age fourteen which automatically made me disabled though I never claimed a penny, I also have asthma, arthritis. and am diabetic, but when I got my results from atos it seems as though I had recovered overnight from my disabilities and they gave me zero points.
      I appealed and went to the c.a.b. and they agreed to go with me to my next appointment with atos ers after filling out the form for me, all of a sudden my benefits were returned to me with a cut of 100 pounds but they also cancelled my atos appointment, although I still have to send in a medical certificate every 13 weeks

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  64. Hello everyone! i have been unemployed for a year now, i have applied for hundreds of vacancys mostly from universal jobmatch, i have had 5 pretend companies ring me this week alone asking for my bank account details, so when i reply by saying u havent offered me the vacancy yet the phone was put down straight away.. (most of these pretend vacancies are put on by monster the company that invented universal jobmatch) this of course is done so monster can claim more tax payers monies. Also im qualified as a mental health worker in schizophrenia and i have hands on years of experience, so why oh why does Seetec keep offering me minimum wage jobs in factorys the only way i have been allowed to refuse these is because i will be out of pocket by £43.50 travel fees a week that was the latest vacancy i was offered. seetec did say they would pay travel fees for 2 weeks then what i starve cant pay my rent top up cant pay bills.. cant eat etc etc. there are no big companys any more in my town ty maggie thatcher for privatisation grrrr. also never forget that from generation to generation its always the same lies and deciet from whichever government was voted in at the time. Oh yes they do just fine and dandy claiming expenses and ripping of the public, some things never change. i used to believe in great britain, the only thing great about it now is that that it grates on my goddam nerves. my respect goes out to all the people atos abused, and to all the genuine people who want to work. i wish all you all luck, because in this day and age we all need it…..

  65. sorry about a few typos there im juggling things at the moment

  66. It is now 2016 and Age UK are STILL doing the six months CWP (even though they said, bare faced, that they stopped it). A friend of mine goes there (or has to go there!) and they tell me that they learn nothing and train for nothing. They are basically given the crappy tasks that nobody else can be arsed to do. Age UK do not employ cleaners, because they get one of their CWP mugs to do it. Said friend does menial and sometimes dangerous work day in, day out. I say dangerous because this person has serious health issues. Yet they have to carry over two hundred heavy bags up a long staircase. My friend also got bollocked by the Age UK manager: for – get this – not looking interested. My friend is doing full time work and not even getting minimum wage. The work they are given to do is menial work and they are also given tasks that could be dangerous to their health.
    They also know full well that there will be no job offer when the six months ends, no matter how hard they work. Because Age UK simply get another CWP wallah and more free/forced labour. So why the fuck should my friend look interested? They were not told off for swearing, bad attitude, being difficult or not doing the work.They were bollocked for not looking interested! I fucking ask you!?! It reminds me of a line from Little John in a Robin Hood TV series: ‘Ever been whipped because you forgot to know your eyes when your masters rode by?’

    I am amazed that this lot have gone undetected for so long. Boycott Workfare could write a book on this company and their antics. My friend is supposed to finish their CWP in June. But you can bet your life that Age UK will have a new wallah off the CWP chain gang straight after. Unless they are stopped, of course.

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