Getting the Long Term Unemployed Back to Work

There are many charities that already have the procedures in hand to train volunteers and give them the necessary skills to enhance their abilities to return to paid employment.  The government needs to endorse such a programme.  Sometimes just the work experience and doing courses like First Aid, POVA and Child Protection can elevate a person's confidence and abilities enough to give them a start back on the career path.  This would help organisations like the Red Cross attract more volunteers and help the government get people off aid whilst serving the community and making the volunteer feel good about themselves through worthwhile work.  

Why is this idea important?

There are many charities that already have the procedures in hand to train volunteers and give them the necessary skills to enhance their abilities to return to paid employment.  The government needs to endorse such a programme.  Sometimes just the work experience and doing courses like First Aid, POVA and Child Protection can elevate a person's confidence and abilities enough to give them a start back on the career path.  This would help organisations like the Red Cross attract more volunteers and help the government get people off aid whilst serving the community and making the volunteer feel good about themselves through worthwhile work.  

Reverse the decision that all new nurses will be required to have degrees

The basic requirement for being a good nurse is surely to have a kind, caring personality, not an ability to write a good essay.  It is therefore hugely worrying that entirely uncaring, but academic people could soon qualify as nurses at the expense of those who are very caring and attentive, but do not have an aptitude for academic study. 

What is more, there is a very real possibility that some of those who get degrees will become ‘too posh to wash’ and think the traditional duties of a nurse below them.  This will do nobody any favours. 

On top of this, has any thought been given to how this ludicrous proposal will be funded?  There are surely only three possibilities, all of which are unpalatable:

  1. The government will fund this unnecessary extra education, through grants and subsidies, increasing the already gargantuan budget deficit, thus further exacerbating the economic woes of this country.  
  2. Nursing will become a career option which is only available to the wealthy, as they will be the only ones who can afford the training.
  3. Trainee nurses will be required to take out large loans, saddling them with huge debts that they may never pay off.

Clearly none of the above, or any combination of them, is in the slightest bit desirable from the point of view either of potential nurses or of society as a whole.

Why is this idea important?

The basic requirement for being a good nurse is surely to have a kind, caring personality, not an ability to write a good essay.  It is therefore hugely worrying that entirely uncaring, but academic people could soon qualify as nurses at the expense of those who are very caring and attentive, but do not have an aptitude for academic study. 

What is more, there is a very real possibility that some of those who get degrees will become ‘too posh to wash’ and think the traditional duties of a nurse below them.  This will do nobody any favours. 

On top of this, has any thought been given to how this ludicrous proposal will be funded?  There are surely only three possibilities, all of which are unpalatable:

  1. The government will fund this unnecessary extra education, through grants and subsidies, increasing the already gargantuan budget deficit, thus further exacerbating the economic woes of this country.  
  2. Nursing will become a career option which is only available to the wealthy, as they will be the only ones who can afford the training.
  3. Trainee nurses will be required to take out large loans, saddling them with huge debts that they may never pay off.

Clearly none of the above, or any combination of them, is in the slightest bit desirable from the point of view either of potential nurses or of society as a whole.

Coffeeshop

I work for a bank in The City and I hate it. Its boring and completely pointless. I want to leave my job in the financial sector and open a little Coffeeshop.

They'll be a small gallery for modern art, perhaps a little venue for live music, excellent cakes and snacks and, of course, the finest hash & green!

Help me out by lobbying for decriminalisation of Cannabis. Make it OK to have nice Coffeeshops to serve nice products with responsibility!

I was thinking the North Laines area of Brighton might be a nice location 🙂

Why is this idea important?

I work for a bank in The City and I hate it. Its boring and completely pointless. I want to leave my job in the financial sector and open a little Coffeeshop.

They'll be a small gallery for modern art, perhaps a little venue for live music, excellent cakes and snacks and, of course, the finest hash & green!

Help me out by lobbying for decriminalisation of Cannabis. Make it OK to have nice Coffeeshops to serve nice products with responsibility!

I was thinking the North Laines area of Brighton might be a nice location 🙂

Stop Connexions hassling young people!

Just scrap Connexions full stop and replace it with a proper careers service to get this country up-skilled and working!

Connexions is a target driven 'careers' organisation obsessed with 'NEET' (not in education, employment or training) statistics. It's existence is to monitor young peoples activities and maintain big brother databases of their wereabouts and movements. It is more important to tick boxes about young peoples activities than provide good independent careers advice.

Go for it!

Why is this idea important?

Just scrap Connexions full stop and replace it with a proper careers service to get this country up-skilled and working!

Connexions is a target driven 'careers' organisation obsessed with 'NEET' (not in education, employment or training) statistics. It's existence is to monitor young peoples activities and maintain big brother databases of their wereabouts and movements. It is more important to tick boxes about young peoples activities than provide good independent careers advice.

Go for it!