Recognising the Social Inclusion Role of CE and Tús Schemes

Rebalance CE and Tús Schemes and recognise their social inclusion as well as activation functions.

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These schemes provide employment

CE and Tús Schemes are central to many communities the length and breadth of the country. Not only do they provide employment in local communities but they also allow people who cannot access jobs in mainstream employment to work. The current Government has focused on the activation aspect of these schemes alone, which has been to the detriment of participants and also local communities.

Fianna Fáil will rebalance the focus of these schemes so that they once again have a dual role; social inclusion and activation.

Fianna Fáil’s plan for CE and Tús Schemes

  1. Protect the schemes

    Protect the future of both of these schemes.

  2. Equal importance

    Ensure that Social Inclusion and Job Activation are given equal importance and recognise the important contribution they make to local communities.

  3. Revise their eligibility criteria

    Revise the eligibility criteria for these schemes, particularly taking into account the needs of older participants.

  4. Roadmap to address pension rights

    Set out a roadmap to address pension rights for CE supervisors and assistant supervisors.

All Issues in Social Protection

Set Up a Basic Income Commission

A Basic Income Commission will look at the feasibility of introducing a basic income system in Ireland.

Address Child Poverty

By increasing payments and targeting supports at children.

Making Work Pay

Reform the social welfare system to address poverty and unemployment traps.

Recognising the Social Inclusion Role of CE & Tús Schemes

Rebalance CE & Tús Schemes and recognise their social inclusion as well as activation functions.

Supporting People with Disabilities

Support disability inclusion and increase supports for people with disabilities.

A Decent Standard of Living in Retirement

Increase the state pension and implement an auto-enrolment pension system.

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