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Community Employment Schemes

Dáil Éireann Debate, Thursday - 26 November 2020

Thursday, 26 November 2020

Questions (292)

Catherine Murphy


292. Deputy Catherine Murphy asked the Minister for Social Protection her plans to relax the rules regarding extensions to community employment schemes during Covid-19 such as in the case of a person (details supplied); if this is considered on a case-by-case basis; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [39351/20]

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Written answers (Question to Social)

The percentage of placements on Community Employment (CE) available to the Service Support Stream (SSS) was increased from 7% to 10% in October 2018. While this continues to be the case, divisions within my Department now have the discretion to spread the 10% of SSS places across CE schemes within their division.

This will allow the Dublin Mid-Leinster division to increase the current SSS allocation on the North Kildare Leisure Club CE project to 4 and therefore be in a position to offer the person concerned a place under this category, subject to the Sponsor’s approval.

The Community Development Officer will advise the Sponsor of the increased allocation.

I trust this clarifies the matter.