Tús Community Work Placement

What is Tús?

The Tús community work placement scheme is a government initiative, administered by Westmeath Community Development, designed to assist the long-term unemployed by providing short-term meaningful jobs working within community, voluntary and not for profit organisations throughout Co. Westmeath.

What type of work placements are carried out on Tús?

A broad range of work measures are offered through Tús including environmental services, caring services, heritage & cultural services and retail services.

What are the qualifying conditions for Tús?

To qualify for a work placement through Tús an individual must:

  • Have been continuously unemployed for at least 12 months and "signing on" on a full-time basis; and
  • Have been receiving a jobseeker's payment (Jobseeker's Benefit or Jobseeker's Allowance) from the Department of Employment Affairs and Social Protection for at least 12 months; and
  • Be currently receiving Jobseeker's Allowance.

I meet the qualifying conditions. How do I apply?

For further information about Tús and how to apply for a work placement through the programme, please contact your local Tús Supervisor Rosie McCormack on 0879385075

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