Jane was a professional chef before her son was born. When he started school, work was difficult to juggle around school hours, so she took a job as a shop assistant. But the independent fabric shop went out of business, and Jane has been unemployed for three months, struggling to find a job to fit around both school hours and caring for her elderly mother who has had surgery. The job centre drew up a claimant commitment contract that instructed her to look for a job of at least 20 hours per week and to be prepared to travel 90 minutes each way. She faces sanctions if those conditions aren’t met, but says she is unlikely to be able to meet them. Her last job was 16 hours a week, allowing her to manage her caring responsibilities.

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