Speaking on a Sinn Fein Private Members motion on the Gateway scheme Clare says that the scheme is a cover up for the erosion of council services which the public sector recruitment embargo has facilitated.
Clare Recently asked the Minister for Social Protection, Joan Burton to review rent supplement which is currently causing grave hardship for many families:
To ask the Minister for Social Protection if she will review the low level of rent supplement being awarded, against the backdrop of rising rents, which is contributing to increased homelessness and tenants having to subsidise the rent by amounts in excess of guidelines. Read More
Clare asked the Minister for Social Protection to scrap the proposed Gateway scheme which coerces long term unemployed into menial work for local authorities for an extra €20 per week. Click on the link below to watch: