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Dáil Éireann Debate, Tuesday - 1 June 2021

Tuesday, 1 June 2021

Ceisteanna (457)

Claire Kerrane

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457. Deputy Claire Kerrane asked the Minister for Social Protection the number of persons that have availed of employability services in the State in 2020 and to date in 2021, by county in tabular form. [29532/21]

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Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Social)

The EmployAbility service is based on the ethos that participation in employment can be achieved by people with a disability (PwD) when they are able to avail of individualised supports that are based on their choices and preferences.

It should be noted that, due to public health restrictions, referrals to all contracted public employment services including EmployAbility were suspended on three separate occasions during 2020 (March, October and December). Referrals for 2021 commenced in early March. The EmployAbility Service has 2969 active clients as of March 2021. The number of customers referred by my Department to the EmployAbility Services and the active client numbers for 2020 and for 2021 is as follows:

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