Westmeath Community Development is currently seeking Community Groups around the County for TUS placements. If your community group is interested in placing a person with them, the contact details are at the end. Below you can find some information of what the TUS programme is.
Westmeath Community Development’s TUS scheme currently has 160 places. Initially, the allocation was for 100 places but this allocation was increased to 160 places in early 2014 in order to match demand from local community groups. This scheme aims to provide short term working opportunities for unemployed people, and all work that is to be carried out by TUS participants benefits their local community. Every parish in County Westmeath continues to benefit by the placement of workers in local projects.
The TUS 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 Rural Social Scheme provides a supplementary income for low income farmers and fishermen & women who are unable to earn an adequate living. To qualify for the RSS you must be getting a social welfare payment. In return, people participating in the RSS provide services that benefit rural communities.
View the brochure for Rural Social Scheme by clicking here.
If you are interested in participating on the Rural social scheme or you are a local community group looking for a participant Please contact one of the RSS supervisors:-
- Tony McCormack 044-9348571
- Majella Boyhan 087-2127239
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