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A growing number of people are at risk of homelessness due to rising rent levels and a shortage of affordable private rented accommodation in the city.
Dep Éamon Ó Cuív has called on the new Minister for Activation in the Department of Social Protection, Kevin Humphreys, to look at expanding the Community Services Programme to provide extra community services and employment while reducing the number of people on the live register.
A new free service targeted at helping employers and employees, who may have suffered a serious illness or injury, return to work is now available across Galway, Mayo and Roscommon.
Post offices in rural Galway should not be threatened with closure over Government plans to relpace ‘An Post’ with the term “payment service provider” in the Social Welfare and Pensions Bill.
Thousands of JobBridge interns are being exploited through “inadequate regulation” of the scheme, which is also harming actual job creation.
Fine Gael TD for Galway West and Mayo South Sean Kyne has this week welcomed the launch of additional places on Springboard courses in Galway.
There were 54 households actively seeking independent accommodation in Galway city during just two days last month, but many properties were outside the maximum rent supplement limit, according to COPE Galway who has warned iniatives are urgently needed to avoid the escalation of homelessness.
Mullingar Chamber and the Department of Social Protection are hosting a breakfast briefing on May 13 in the Greville Arms.
A man who defrauded the State out of more than €16,000 worth of social welfare was jailed for three months this week (March 25).
A man who defrauded the State out of more than €22,000 was ordered to pay a total of €1,135 in fines and costs this week (February 12) after the court heard how he had begun to make restitution.