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Season 4, Episode 9: Jobcentre Plus and welfare policy

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In the Catch22Minutes podcast, we delve into some of today’s major social challenges. We speak to frontline experts, industry leaders and young people, in pursuit of ideas for reforming public services.

With the recent release of our manifesto: 22 ways to build resilience and aspiration in people and communities, our fourth season focuses on some of our key policy asks. It is presented by Catch22’s Head of Policy and Campaigns, Stella Tsantekidou.

In today’s episode, we discuss Jobcentre Plus, the punitive approach that we have been seeing when it comes to supporting people back to work, and what this says about the UK’s welfare policy.

In Catch22’s manifesto, we are calling for the government to revolutionise Jobcentre Plus so that, alongside other employment related services, they become a place where people are supported into careers rather than placed into ‘any job.’

Joining Stella to discuss the issues around Jobcentre Plus and welfare policy is Tom O’Grady, Associate Professor of Politics at University College London.

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Tom O’Grady, Associate Professor at UCL
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