Friday, November 24, 2017

Employment

The Cost of Disability

simon harris
Persons with disabilities face poverty, and consistent poverty, more than any other group in Ireland. Almost one in four disabled people is in consistent poverty and this is acknowledged by the National Disability Inclusion Strategy. The way out of poverty is imagined through “making work pay” for people with disabilities.

THE NEXT NEW DEAL – A BASIC INCOME FOR ALL

Back in the 1930’s, The New Deal was an imaginative but wholly necessary series of programmes enacted in America between 1933 and 1938. They were inspired and enacted by Franklin D. Roosevelt

Employment survey: An inclusive research project

Work is one of the most important parts of life for many people. In Eolas, we are always discussing our jobs and experiences of the world of work. We decided to research these issues in more detail. With the support of the staff we decided to find out about where, when and for how long people were working.

Cohesion for Inclusion – Get It Together

This year, a 17 year old girl was given the brilliant opportunity of doing work experience at RTÉ, on the set of Winning Streak. However, because she was a minor and had an intellectual disability, RTÉ requested that she would have support with her.....

CITIZEN JOHN

My name is John Feighery. I am 24 years old, I have special needs. I was born with Down’s Syndrome but that has not stopped me from growing into an active member of my community.

Andrew Murray’s Story

Andrew-Murray eating food
Born in Hong Kong 7 April 1992. Moved to Dublin in July 2000- I have one older brother, James and a younger Sister, Lianne. I love travelling and meeting people. I play golf, table tennis and basketball with Blackrock Flyers Special Olympics club. I won a silver medal for golf at the national games in Limerick last year. I did the CCL course in Trinity College from 2010 to 2012.

NEW PROJECT FOR EMPLOYERS AND JOBSEEKERS WITH DISABILITIES in THE BMW REGION

A new project to engage with employers across the Border, Midlands, West (BMW) region and to increase the number of people with disabilities working in the open labour market was launched recently by Minister for the Environment, Phil Hogan TD...

WALK PEER PROGRAMME: Bridging the Gap

Recent research in Ireland has shown that people with a disability are less than half as likely to be active in the labour market and are more likely to be unemployed than people without a disability (Watson et al 2013). There is also much evidence that the current recession has hit young people particularly hard with youth unemployment having...

COPE Foundation launches new ‘Ability @ Work’ Initiative

COPE Foundation has launched a new ‘Ability@Work’ initiative to invite and encourage Cork businesses and employers to work in partnership to open up supported employment opportunities for people with disabilities. This initiative was developed in response to the ever-tightening labour market which has excluded many people from accessing employment opportunities in recent years .Supporting people into work is a...

SERVICE USERS FROM THE DAUGHTERS OF CHARITY SERVICE ATTEND THE INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY BLANCHARDSTOWN

Six service users (learners) from the Daughters of Charity Service completed four semesters in the Institute of Technology Blanchardstown (ITB) earlier this year and the second intake of six have just completed their first semester. This project is a joint initiative between the Daughters of Charity and ITB...