Shirebrook Jobcentre Calling Support Group Claimants For Work Focused Interviews Under Threat Of Sanctioning
Readers, my intention in sharing this Twitter thread is to try to find out whether this is happening at any other JobCentres. I don’t mean to worry or scare anyone. If you haven’t heard about it, that’s a good thing so please don’t worry!
Quick question @DWPgovuk – Is it mandatory for claimants in the Support Group of ESA to attend work-focused interviews?— TheWelfairFoundation (@Welfair_F) September 13, 2014
@DWPgovuk Shirebrook Jobcentre is calling Support Group claimants in for these interviews with threats of sanctions for non-attendance!
@refuted Have you heard anything about this? Local Jobcentre says that Support Group now required to attend work-focused interviews
@Welfair_F “Support group You don’t have to go to interviews, but you can ask to talk to a personal adviser” https://t.co/qBGxeOINm3— refuted (@refuted) September 15, 2014
@refuted Shirebrook Jobcentre are insisting that Support Group claimants now have to attend or be sanctioned. Nobody else has heard of this
Refuted seem to be suggesting that Shirebrook JobCentre are going against DWP guidelines, in which case they need to be named and shamed.