These are the welfare-related links we’ve been looking at between June 20th and August 20th:
- DCLG: Evidence review of the costs of homelessness – This paper is intended to provide an initial overview of evidence held by government and other organisations, including that already published, of the magnitude of financial costs to government from homelessness.
- Details of Work Programme (et al) Referrals for Liverpool Sea Odyssey & Olympic Torch events – a Freedom of Information request to Liverpool City Council – WhatDoTheyKnow – Please supply details of the number of individuals that
participated in the Sea Odyssey Giant Spectacular & the Liverpool
Olympic Torch events that were referred by/from:Jobcentre Plus
Community Action Programme
Mandatory Work Activity (MWA)
Sector-Based Work Academies
- Watching A4e: They want more sanctions! – Chris Grayling is quoted as saying that “there was no financial imperative for private firms to punish jobseekers”. So why are they doing it? Is it the case that increasing numbers of people are refusing to comply with the terms of the WP? Or is there some other reason?
- Rough Sleeper Count by Gender – a Freedom of Information request to Stoke on Trent City Council – WhatDoTheyKnow –
- Workfare participants on work programme – a Freedom of Information request to Department for Work and Pensions – WhatDoTheyKnow – There are no “cost limits” for Freedom of Information Act (FOI) requests as all of the DWP’s Work Programme’s Providers (employment related support services) have contractual obligations to provide information they hold on behalf of the DWP. Memo extract: http://www.consent.me.uk/docs/foicosts.png Full memo: http://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/11… All DWP Employment service contractors have to hold a “framework contract”: Q40 http://www.publications.parliament.uk/pa… Freedom of Information Act obligations in this area are outlined on pages 36 and 37 of the DWP Framework Agreement for the provision of employment related support services.