Undertake a Welfare Action Gathering dedicated to young people, whilst caution expressed about dividing people and anti workfare campaigning on generational grounds.
Organise direct action, campaigns and awareness with schools and colleges
The possibility that the Platform for Life programme, may be rolled out for young needing accommodation, but including a tenancy condition of accepting any job offer.
“Tenancies should be time limited and linked to participation in work, further education or vocational training, with the aim of assisting residents into long term employment and independence, and thereby improving their prospects for a successful and healthy life”
Engage with youth workers and teachers/ educationalists
Learn from and look back at the 1985 schools strike against the workfare style Youth Training Scheme
Make creative use of social media, particularly used by young people. snapchat mentioned
Engage with orgs/groups working with and run by young people
With regards ‘voluntary’ Jobcentre Work Experience, being undertaken on the basis of fully informed freely given consent, reference was made to the DWP’s ‘viciously dsyfunctional‘ culture of threats, sanctions and coercion.
Issues affecting rural communities, poor transport and transport costs
The growth of zero hour contracts
Lower national wage rates for under 25 year olds
Engage with community councils and young people’s assembly’s
Investigate the place young people meet and get together, activist/campaign orientated discos mentioned