Jennifer: Providing support for people who need it is morally the right thing to do
DWP Visiting Officer Jennifer talks about the Social Justice principles and working in partnership with the Cardinal Hume Centre.
The Cardinal Hume Centre have broad sympathy with the Social Justice principles and think it’s really important that as a society we’re all working to even up the balance.
Watch the video to hear how Jennifer believes the Social Justice principles can positively impact on society and how Corin from the Cardinal Hume Centre works in partnership with Jobcentre Plus. The video also features Graeme from the DWP Social Justice team.
Department for Work and Pensions (DWP): Social Justice. DWP are helping the vulnerable and disadvantaged by providing support to turn their lives around.
Department for Work and Pensions (DWP): Social Justice. DWP Visiting Officer Jennifer believes working in partnership with external providers to apply Social Justice principles will positively impact on society.
Hello, I’m here with Jennifer who’s a DWP Social Justice Ambassador and Visiting Officer. Why do you feel the Social Justice principles are so important?
The Social Justice is there to help people who need it. It’s about providing support for those people. I believe it’s morally the right way to do things in society today.
So how do you apply the Social Justice principles in your roll at work?
It falls in to my role naturally as a visiting officer. I apply the principles daily within my work and I believe that it helps people to support themselves and become independent. We work with providers like the Cardinal Hume Centre who work in partnership with Jobcentre Plus.
So what have the Cardinal Hume Centre being doing in partnership with the Jobcentre Plus?
The partnership has developed in to what we’re now running under the label of Work Smart. Which is a funded programme by Jobcentre Plus under the Flexible Support Fund and with that we’re focusing particularly on people who have been affected by homelessness, or at risk of that and we’re helping them in to work and help sustain work so I’d love to see the extension of that service.
So what do you think the benefits on society are going to be through Social Justice?
Social problems disrupt lives, drugs, crime, unemployment; they all have a big impact on society. When the Social Justice principles are applied they can alleviate some of these problems.
We are in broad sympathy with the Social Justice principles and we think it’s really important that as a society we’re all working to even up the balance. We like to say it’s a one stop shop for dealing with social exclusion.