I have received information from the Department of Social Welfare that participants on Community Employment Schemes who are 62 years in age and have exhausted their lifetime participation on the scheme can apply for the Service Support Scheme (SSS).
“The Service Support Scheme places are subject to limit of 10% of the participants on an individual scheme”.
“I am encouraging participants who are 62 years or over to contact their INTREO Centre who will assess their particular situation”.
“I will continue to engage with the CE Schemes and the Department to ensure that CE Schemes have a full complement of participants”.
“I acknowledge the support these schemes provide in local communities and I will continue to support them”.