Tús Pre Budget Submission

Having managed up to 14 Tús schemes annually since 2011 and provided valuable work experience opportunities to numerous participants we are keen to ensure that the structures currently in place nationally around this programme are used to best effect and that as many jobseekers as possible continue to benefit from this engagement opportunity. As such we have identified a number of areas which would help facilitate increased access to the programme for those most in need. This increased access will not only support additional individuals along their personal progression paths but will also ensure improved staff support to valuable community and voluntary organisations at a local level.

We are now looking for avenues to get these recommendations to those in decision -making roles and would appreciate any support available. Please feel free to forward these recommendations through whatever avenues you have available to you, in an effort to get them to the appropriate decision- makers for consideration.

A summary of the recommendations can be found below but for more detail please click here.

We thank you for your support.

Recommendations Summary:

1.      Reduce the Inter-Tús Placement qualification period from 3 years to 1 year.
Extend employment contracts for participants identified as needing increased support to ensure their eventual progression.
Increase access to the Tús programme for more jobseekers.
Extend employment contracts for Tús participants aged 62 or over.
Provide a basic training budget to facilitate suitable targeted training.

For further information please contact:

Finn McGuirk
Enterprise & Employment Programme Manager
Southside Partnership DLR clg
Phone: 01-706 0100
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