Tús is a community work placement scheme that provides short term work placement opportunities for unemployed people.
Unemployed people are referred to Tolka Area Partnership’s Tús scheme by the Department of Social Protection. TAP then sources suitable work placements for individuals.
Work placements are provided through community and voluntary organisations such as sports and social clubs, local charitable organisations, youth clubs etc. TAP staff work with local organisations to identify possible work placement roles and support those organisations in taking on unemployed individuals through the scheme. Once placed participants work 19.5 hours per week for one year.