TÚS Placements reach 140

The Tús scheme has now surpassed 140 places in Co. Westmeath.

Initially the Tús scheme was allocated 100 places but this allocation has since been increased to 140 places to meet the demands of local community groups expressing interest for Tús participants. The Tús scheme provides short term working opportunities for unemployed people and all the work carried out by the participants on the scheme benefits the local community.

The Tús scheme is an excellent opportunity for community groups in Westmeath who are looking for specific work to be carried out to get a worker for at least a year.

The types of projects eligible for this scheme include energy conservation work in homes and community buildings, social care of all age groups and people with disabilities, caretaking, securing, supervising of community buildings and spaces, renovation of community and sporting facilities and sporting spaces, work in support of cultural and heritage activities, community administration and community event management, coaching for sporting activities or repair of equipment for the Third World – for example, farm tools, bicycles, computers, sewing machines, health equipment.

Any groups interested in carrying out work in any of the areas below are asked to contact any of the TUS supervisors on 044-9348571

Eligible candidates for the Tús scheme must have been continuously unemployed for at least 12 months and signing on a full-time basis; and must be currently in receipt of Jobseeker’s Allowance. Candidates will be selected by the local Department of Social Protection.