Make an unpaid work request

Find out how to make an unpaid work request.

This service

Community Payback Orders (CPOs) are a sentencing option that can be issued by courts and can involve unpaid work, which allows individuals to give back to their communities and serves as an alternative to imprisonment.

Individuals are carefully assessed before they're assigned to a work project and are supervised by community payback officers while on site at all times.

Local organisations, community groups or members of the public can submit an application for work to be undertaken in their home or that's of benefit to the community.

Before you start

If you're referring someone, you must have the person needing the services agreement to do so.

Eligibility criteria

  • We can only accept applications where work undertaken won't deprive others of opportunity for paid employment.
  • The Unpaid Work team can only do the work if nobody else is available to do the work and you can't afford to pay someone to do it.
  • You must supply and pay for all materials the Unpaid Work team need to do the job.

Apply now

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What happens next

Once your request is submitted, a member of the team will contact you within 5 working days.

Last modified on 14 November 2023