The Guardian article on Workfare: Polly Toynbee explaining what we already know is happening with AtW.

This morning this article appeared in the Guardian:

http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2014/apr/15/help-to-work-punishing-jobless

Back in December, we posted about the extension of the AtW scheme, and explained that it was not as it seemed:

https://stopchanges2atw.wordpress.com/2013/12/09/government-announcement-on-extending-atw-is-not-what-it-seems/

The changes to Access to Work will falsely show that there are more disabled people working (when they are in fact on work placement) to skew the unemployment figures, whilst the government will be able to claim that they are supporting more disabled people into work. A win, win for the governments publicity department… A lose, lose for Deaf and disabled people.

We are pleased that the government is starting to be exposed for the way they falsify figures and that there is an increase in public awareness of this issue.

We need to stop the changes to Access to Work. If you haven’t yet done so, please send a link to our campaign video to your MP.

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Posted on April 15, 2014, in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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