Work Programme: Workfare for sick and disabled people starts December 3rd 2012, with new sanctions regime

From Monday December 3rd Jobcentres to start using #WorkFare for sick and disabled people “There are currently no plans to set a fixed minimum or maximum length for a work(fare) placement” (published 30 Nov 2012)

DWP decision makers guidance – Memo DMG 41/12: ESA: Sanctions and work related activity (published 29 Nov 2012)

Work Programme Provider Live Running Memo
To: Work Programme Providers From: Work Programmes Division Memo Serial Number: 082 Date: 13 November 2012 (published 27 Nov 2012)

“The opportunity for ESA WRAG participants to take part in mandatory community benefit work placements will be introduced from the 3rd December 2012.”
www.dwp.gov.uk/docs/work-programme-memo-082.pdf

About changes to : Chapter 3c Work experience on a voluntary basis and community benefit [mandatory] work placement
http://www.dwp.gov.uk/supplying-dwp/what-we-buy/welfare-to-work-services/provider-guidance/work-programme-provider.shtml

Changes to sanctions for Employment and Support Allowance claimants from 3 December 2012
http://www.dwp.gov.uk/adviser/updates/esa-sanction-changes/

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