Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Supported Employment

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.

Something meaningful to do every day should be a right enshrined in law

Youth unemployment in Ireland is currently over 22 percent, and Irish parents are heartbroken watching their young adult sons and daughters emigrate to far away shores for work as there is nothing here for them. As difficult as this is, these young people are, in my opinion, lucky as they are able to emigrate and find a meaningful occupation elsewhere...

SUZANNE PLANS HER FUTURE IN SUPPORTED EMPLOYMENT

STEP Enterprises, a service of the Hospitaller Order of St John of God, provides a variety of work options to approximately 140 men and women with a learning disability. Work options are provided through three commercially managed businesses: Property Services, the Cosy Kitchen and MERC. Over the last number of years STEP Enterprises has also established an Employment Support...