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May 21, 2008

Unlocking poor neighborhoods

‘CREATE’ is the name of a UK-wide campaign for a change in the benefits regulations to allow community organisations to pay claimants who do work for their community. CREATE want the proposed ‘community allowance’ to have no impact on benefits entitlement.

Scottish Government

Does the benefits system stop your organisation from paying people to do part time or sessional work in your community?

A new campaign has been launched by the CREATE Consortium, to establish the Community Allowance in the UK benefits system. This would enable community organisations to pay people to do work that strengthens their community without it affecting any of their benefits.

CREATE is in discussions with Stephen Timms MP, Minister for Work about running Community Allowance pilots across the country – email your MP to help make it happen.