The Bruce Review (2014), which was commissioned by FÁS who had responsibility for the Community Employment Programme prior to transfer to the Department of Social Protection in 2012, provided a comprehensive review of the 1,000 ring-fenced special CE places.
The main objective of CE at that time differs very little from the present to support and assist drug users in their preparation for and gaining access to the labour market.
This response was designed to be part of and inter-agency focus on prevention, treatment, rehabilitation, training and education for the individuals concerned so that they could be enabled to have independent, socially and economically sustaining lives.
The role of the Department of Social Protection through Community Employment Drug Rehabilitation Schemes is to support recovering drug users in developing their personal, social and work related skills to enable them to participate fully in community and working life.
Our business is to support recovering drug users in developing their personal, social and work related skills.
The MOT CE Scheme was set up in 2016 and initiated by members of the North Eastern Regional Drugs Task Force and the Board of Management of Meath Opportunities for Training -Tabor House and Community Initiative CLG.