Compulsory community service for those able to work, who are within the benefit system.

Compulsory community service for those able to work, who are within the benefit system.

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Being on benifits can be a catch 22. It may seem to the masses that the benefit system are for the indivuduals that are lazy and useless to society. However claiming can be a hardship that many are forced to do unwillingly.

It can lead to depression, anxiety , a feeling of being under valued and mistreated! There is a lack of structure and security etc.

But I want to push my idea forward in a way that supoorts everyone involved, to help and generate desirable change . Their are many people on JSA that have time and skills that can be very benificial to their community by helping in many ways, while still attaining the rewards of learning new skills and feel valued and helping to become even more employable.

But firstly the benefit system needs to change. Its more than money and tax payers! There is an ECO crisis happening NOW! However it can be helped by planting trees, cleaning up our junk yards, better recycling systems etc. There is an outstanding amount of homeless people living on every street corner of London who need clothing, food and support. There is a lot that we need to do as a community and those who are unemployed or out of work can earn their JSA income by commiting to community service hours. 

I used to be on JSA and the system is made in a very easy way that encourages you to not work. Regardless of your skill set and intelligence the system sees you as a number and would rather keep you under their power rather than to push you and allow you to grow! To stay on benefits and not bother with a carrer as you end up saving more money, getting bills/food paid for and booking holidays all year round without lifting a finger. 

However many citizens want to work. Many citizens are ready to make a change within their communities but haven't got the opportunity not resources to do so. Our council's are funded with the resources we need to make this change happen today!

To be clear this will not apply to all benefits. I.e.

ESA- These are individuals who are unfit for work (however there is many services they can support that requires minimal effort I.e. volunteering at elderly homes)

PIP- These are individuals with long-term illnesses 

I need your help to influence the goverment to make positive changes to the benefit system, I believe there could be a much better way to encourage people to support their community who are on JSA.

This is the first step to making a community that cares!! So please sign this petition so we can make a better world together!!!

Thank you!

 

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