Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Frontline Issue 92

Struggling to continue to learn and train

Stephen Kealy
Late summer can be an exciting time for many 17 and 18 year olds as they take satisfaction in the points earned in their Leaving Certificates and look forward to attending a third-level college. For students disappointed in their exam results there are multiple educational and training options available to them—opportunities which will allow them to build a life for themselves independent of their parents...

I Did It My Way! The PossibilitiesPlus Model of Independent Brokerage

Imagine that you could control all the money that the HSE now hands over to your service provider. Imagine that you could decide how best to use that money. Imagine you could decide to live an ordinary life!...

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...

Volunteering, Partnership and Work – Building Networks

STEP SE, within St John of God Community Services Ltd, is an employment, recruitment and volunteering service to assist men and women to secure and maintain jobs and volunteering roles...

BREAKING DOWN BARRIERS

Supported employment is a tried and tested system, used internationally, of supports to assist people with disabilities to access work. ‘Supported employment is based on the principles of human rights, equality and social inclusion. Work is very important for people,’ explains Eithne Jarrett, a director on the board of the Irish Association of Supported Employment (IASE)...

LET’S GET STARTED—SUPPORTING SELF EMPLOYMENT FOR PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES IN COUNTY CLARE

Supported self-employment is a relatively new concept in Ireland. A pilot project—Let’s Get Started—led by the Brothers of Charity Clare service and funded by The Genio Trust—is exploring the best ways to help individuals with a disability or illness to plan and set up a small business in their local are, with family and community supports.

WALKWAYS TO EMPLOYMENT

WALK is a progressive organisation where people who have intellectual disabilities are supported to live self-determined lives within socially inclusive communities. WALK is an innovative, forward-thinking organisation that is renowned for leading change within the community and voluntary sector...

EmployAbility GALWAY: RAISING THE BAR FOR COMMUNICATION IN SUPPORTED EMPLOYMENT

EmployAbility Galway (www.employabilitygalway.ie) is one of the national network of 23 supported employment services funded by Department of Social Protection. Founded in 2001 as Galway Supported Employment Consortium Ltd., since 2009 we have been trading as EmployAbility Galway. Our Board of Directors give their time voluntarily and are senior-level managers in Ability West, Brothers of Charity Services and Rehabcare. We have six full-time staff...