Thursday, 2 May 2013

Questions (119)

Patrick Nulty

Question:

119. Deputy Patrick Nulty asked the Minister for Social Protection if there are any training or education opportunities available for young persons with hearing difficulties in the Dublin area; if she will outline details of same; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [20889/13]

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Written answers (Question to Social)

The Department of Social Protection supports job seekers to secure employment. A wide range of programmes are provided by both the Department itself and other departments and job seekers should contact their local office to secure information and assistance to access these programmes. The Department is currently considering a specific proposal that seeks to support younger persons with hearing difficulties in the Dublin are but it is too early to say whether this programme will be approved for support.