As well as supports available to Travellers at community level, a range of complimentary services are available to individuals through the development of Personal Action Plans with a clearly defined progression goal and supplementary employment, educational or training supports – aimed at achieving the individual’s goal.
Traveller & Roma Health and Social Care Programme
Providing individual Traveller individual participants in Co. Wexford with a unique opportunity to progress onto further QQI Level training and/or employment opportunities in the area of health and social care through a pilot intensive support programme
Ready to Work Skills/General Learning Programmes
Various training programmes available including occasional Traveller specific certified Manual Handling Training and Driver Theory Test training.
Over 100 Travellers received individual training supports each year and we respond to the articulated needs of Travellers who register with us.
At any given time the Cornmarket Programme has a Traveller cohort on various programmes. The programmes that they can access are: 1:1 counselling, Outreach, Drop-In/Open Access (mostly used by our Traveller clients), Day Programme, Family Support Group and our 5 Drugs Rehab CE schemes. Services are available to Travellers in Wexford Town, Gorey, Enniscorthy and New Ross and also in other areas through Outreach service.
Local Employment Service (LES)
Travellers who are on a jobseeker’s payment are among the Pathways to Work clients who are referred directly from DSP to LES for one-to-one employment guidance. The service is provided in the four main centres in Enniscorthy, Wexford, Gorey and New Ross.
Similarly to the LES, Travellers receiving jobseeker’s payment are referred from DSP to TUS who meet with clients with a view to providing appropriate community work placements. In cases where suitable work placements are unavailable, clients are offered the opportunity to avail of other WLD services.
A small number of Travellers have participated on the scheme in Enniscorthy, New Ross and Wexford.