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Community Employment Schemes

Dáil Éireann Debate, Thursday - 26 November 2020

Thursday, 26 November 2020

Questions (292)

Catherine Murphy

Question:

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.

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