Welcome to Issue 54 of the INOU e-Bulletin!
In this issue we hear more from our Welfare Rights Information Section in INOU Out and About, this time from Lisdoonvarna and an information event for people seeking refuge from the war in Ukraine. We discuss our submission and presentation to the Select Committee on Budgetary Oversight on Commission on Taxation and Welfare Report. An individual member raises the challenges of seeking employment as an older person in A Returned Emigrant’s Experience of Unemployment, and we examine the Proposed new Pay-Related Benefit payment for Jobseekers.
We hear from Community Law and Mediation on the submission signed by a group of 19 social justice organisations, including the INOU, calling for substantial Reform of the Civil Legal Aid Scheme. We hear from Dublin Adult Literacy Centre who have recently taken over the Active Citizenship/Voter Education programme from the Vincentian Partnership for Social Justice. And we hear about The Equal Access Project and its work to combat racism through anti-racism advocacy training.
We have a synopsis of the INOU submission to the development of the Social Inclusion Community Activation Programme (SICAP) 2024+, a breakdown of the INOU submission to the development of the National Reform Programme 2023, and we explore the Department of Education’s Consultation Paper on the National Framework for Guidance.
The Money Advice and Budgeting Service (MABS) describe the findings of their ‘Money Matters’ Financial Education Survey for Young People Living in Ireland. We have a breakdown of the Central Statistic Office’s Our Lives, Our Money Survey, and we hear from An Cosán on their Erasmus+ Fatherhood Project.