By giving a donation directly to the charity or by giving a donation for voluntary work completed by one of the charities volunteers, you will be helping unemployed people claiming state benefits seek and find gainful employment so reducing the overall demand on the state benefit system and reduce the financial demand on tax paying members of our society.
The charity would value constructive feedback into how this may be better achieved. Pass on your experience looking for employment including the role of prospective employer/s the job centre, work provider, and of any mandatory work activity placements. Tell others about workfare, unfair or fair work practices you have experienced. Share your constructive thoughts, ideas and solutions about job seeking, unemployment and the state benefit system.
The mission of the charity is to help the unemployed claiming state benefits into gainful employment and so help relieve poverty and restore dignity. Those who find employment or create new employment opportunities will benefit financially and spiritually becoming good role models to their families, friends and neighbours. We plan to do this through a growing network of local church based centres and in such a way that people can experience and respond to the love of God.
'Helping the unemployed claiming state benefits into gainful employment'
This charity empowers those who want to stop claiming benefits by finding or creating gainful employment in the first instance by actively seeking voluntary work from and for their neighbours. These neighbours may choose to make a financial donation to the charity and any donations would be used to support the volunteers in practical ways. Volunteers may continue to claim state benefits until they have found or established gainful employment at which time they may stop claiming benefits. By achieving sustainable gainful employment the vices and associated financial demands linked with unemployment may be reduced. The volunteers and those finding employment will gain self-esteem with the opportunity to contribute positively both socially and financially within society. The work of the charity and its volunteers is based on the Christian principle ‘Love God and love your neighbours as you wish to be loved your self.’ We pray that a growth in Christian values will result from volunteers interacting with their neighbours within diverse communities first locally and then nationally.
About Mike Monks
Mike Monks worked at BBC Television Centre, London and BBC’s Ealing Film Studios. His Worldwide location and studio work covers a broad spectrum of programmes for many clients. His charity is ‘The Fair Work Fair Pay Foundation’.
Mike's photography chronicles impressionable scenes in the style of real life reportage in three catergories, Nature, Man Made, People.
Mike's Video DVD’s include ‘Discover Pastel Painting with Graham Oliver’, ‘Salisbury Cathedral’s The Way of the Cross 2010’ and ‘Memories of Salisbury’.
Fair Work Fair Pay
Mike's charity, a foundation that addresses the problem of unemployment that results in the need for the unemployed to claim state benefits.