New initiative to aid 200 ex-Bord na Mona workers

Almost 200 former Bord na Mona workers in the Lanesborough-Ballyleague/Curraghroe/Ballagh/Kilgefin area are to be offered a fresh opportunity to engage with training and information about their social welfare entitlements at a special information event.

  Roscommon LEADER Partnership SICAP team are holding the event on Wednesday, February 2nd 2022, at 3 pm and again at 7 pm in St Mary’s Bingo Hall, Ballyleague.

  A panel of experts will advise on learning how to retrain or reskill for local jobs, put up a social welfare stamp towards their pension, or adjust to a new timeline with further education and training and social supports in the local area. There will also be an opportunity to sign up for health and safety courses, CV preparation and digital skills training, etc.

  A panel of professional experts from Citizens Information Centre will be there to give an insight into pension rights, tax issues surrounding redundancy payments and all available supports – and how to maximise your income through social welfare.

  No entrance ticket is needed. Workers past and present can turn up at either event and there will be an opportunity for workers to speak privately on a 1:1 basis with expert staff in the side rooms of the hall.

  For more information call Anthony, Linda or Ciaran (086 0836720).