The Tús Community Work Placement Initiative is a community work placement programme providing short-term working opportunities for unemployed people.
All the work carried out by participants in the Tús scheme must benefit the community.
The types of project eligible for the scheme may include:
Tús aims to break the cycle of unemployment and to prepare each person for a return to the labour market. Being employed gives people a sense of purpose and provides a structure to life. It also gives a great sense of social inclusion, identity and status while affording opportunities for development and increased confidence.
Participants will work for 19.5 hours per week and the placement lasts 12 months. They will receive the same statutory (pro rata) annual leave and public holiday entitlement as other employees. A free fuel allowance and rent allowance will continue to be paid to those who fulfil the qualifying conditions on joining Tús.
To qualify for Tús, a person must have been continuously unemployed for at least 12 months and ‘signing’ on a full time basis, and