Never Trust A Landlord. How Housing Associations Are Teaming Up With The Workfare Industry
The National Housing Federation (NHF), the umbrella body which represents housing associations, are quietly teaming up with the fraud-ridden welfare-to-work sector in a bid to monetize ‘workless’ tenants in social housing.
Tomorrow the NHF will hold a joint event with the notorious Employment Related Services Association (ERSA), the trade organisation established to lie on behalf of the welfare-to-work industry. The Housing and Employment Forum will allow housing associations to discuss how they can further collaborate with sanction-happy workfare exploiters like G4S, Serco and the shadowy US conglomerate Maximus. To look at the website of the National Housing Federation however you would never know this event is happening, despite them being the joint organisers and chairs. They are right to be ashamed of their dirty little workfare secrets.
ERSA themselves are also remaining tight-lipped about the forum which is only open to ERSA members and details of which – such…
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