Young people being pressured to do Youth Contract workfare

Customers’ experiences of the Youth Contract Workfare
“Around one in three respondents (36 per cent) agreed that they felt under pressure to take part in activities that were not suited to their needs and circumstances…while 13 per cent were offered [forced onto] a placement on Mandatory Work Activity.[workfare] More than one in three (38 per cent) said they were offered a [workfare] work experience placement…Work experience placements [workfare] were most likely to be in a shop…Around one in five (21 per cent) work experience [workfare] participants said that their Jobcentre Plus adviser did not speak to them before they were referred onto their placement”