19th October 2015
NB Re: Youthreach Allowances for Care Leavers
It has come to our attention that the full rate of €188.00 weekly payment is not being paid by all Youthreach placements to care leavers. On following up on this, we have not been able to receive a full explanation from the Department of Social Protection regarding this however we believe it is due to local area agreements.
Once we have more information regarding this, we will update the information here.
In 2014, a decision was made to raise Care Leaver’s training allowances in Youthreach from €160 a week to €188 (in line with JSA rates). This payment is applicable after a care leaver’s 18th birthday.
Further information to follow….