We’ve got a guy who carries around a mirror in his pocket to ward off evil spirits. Okay he might be on JSA but he’s a long way from the job market isn’t he?’
So we are going to have these numbers of customers that perhaps may never find employment in the two years. We’ll never be paid for them either but we’ll be paid for the other 50% that are likely to go on into work so there’s a level of parking going on which we’re not particularly comfortable with but we also need to achieve what we need to achieve and what the Primes need to achieve so it’s trying to get a balance really.
Parking and creaming” is “endemic within the programme” and is a “rational response” by providers given that the scheme uses a payment-by-results model whereby “a proportion of customers would always be very unlikely to get a job.
The study says the government attempted to control creaming and parking in the programme by introducing higher payments for harder-to-help clients, but researchers found no evidence that this had incentivised providers to take on problem cases.
Well, is anyone really shocked by this?
In a nutshell it is all about targets and profits, the needs of the individual are not at the forefront neither is training good quality staff. What is the central tenet is incentivising staff to ‘cream’ off the profits from people that can be placed in work and ‘parking’ the ones who need further and more complex help. In the language of the market and the corporate sector, why spend time on these people when profits are to be made?
Money should be invested in the public sector instead we have the private sector taking over in a turbocharged manner, running roughshod and destroying public services. Accountability, transparency, openness and democracy don’t particularly exist in the private sector. They cannot run the benefit system. They’re clueless. They’re useless.Say it once, say it again…the private/third sector can’t run the public sector. Need not greed!