Disability employment services at risk
As we enter a new mandate, the future of employment and other services for disabled people currently funded by the European Social Fund (ESF) is at risk due to a lack of clarity about replacement funding. This includes the role of the UK Shared Prosperity Fund (UKSPF) in terms of scope, timeframe, and funding levels.
The potential impact of loss of EU funding on Section 75 Groups in Northern Ireland is huge - The Triangle Progression to Employment Service has been runnig for 25 years, funded largely by European Funding to operate, so the withdraw of that funsing will put the service into jepordy. We are looking for core funding to enable us to continue to provide these essential services.