help to work
So how helpful has 'Help to Work' actually been? Not very. In fact, figures released for the first time just a few days before Christmas showed that, of the 35,390 people that have started a "community work placement" since joining the scheme, a mere 1,670 have moved into sustained work as a result. That's a success rate of 4.7%, which even by this government's standards is shockingly poor.
Welfare reforms to help the long-term unemployed into work have been branded a "failure" after most participants ended up