A new blog from the CREATE Consortium

The Community Allowance would enable community organisations to pay local unemployed people to do work that strengthens their neighbourhood, without it affecting any of their benefits.

This is the new blog from the CREATE Consortium – keeping you up to date with news and views as the campaign to establish the Community Allowance in the UK benefits system develops.

The team behind the posts are Naomi Alexander, CREATE Consortium Co-ordinator and Jess Steele, CREATE Consortium Chair. We hope you enjoy the blog! If you have any suggestions about things you’d like to hear about, let us know.

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3 responses to “A new blog from the CREATE Consortium

  1. Hello – it’s great to see your new blog.
    I look forward to reading your posts and linking up.

    Richard McKeever
    http://www.community-links.org/linksuk

  2. frank.mcchord

    This is excellent progress on a hugely worthwhile project. I can see so many ways on how it could apply and be of benefit in my own area. Is there any idea of where the pilots could take place?

  3. Hi Frank, thanks for the feedback.

    We’re hoping that we’ll get funding from DWP to run 15 pilots in total. One in every English region and Northern Ireland and two in Scotland, Wales and London.

    Once we know the detail of the funding and the scope of the pilots we will do a call out to community organisations across the UK to come forward with plans for what they could do if they were to become a pilot partner.

    Hope this helps – let me know if you have any more questions.

    Naomi

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