Ability is co-financed by the Irish Government and the European Social Fund as part of the ESF Programme for Employability, Inclusion and Learning 2014-2020

 

The aim of our Ability Programme is to support young people, aged 16-29 years, with an intellectual disability.

We work with young people who are not work ready, to move closer to the labour market through:

  • using a person centered approach
  • providing them with access to work placement opportunities,
  • tailor-made education and training programmes
  • employment supports.

How we support Ability Programme participants:

  • We support project participants who are not work ready to move closer to the labour market using a range of person-centered approaches including the development of a personal action plan to identify training needs in personal/social and employment focused skills.
  • We provide programme participants with access to work placement opportunities and tailor made education and training programmes including employment supports.
  • We assist young people to develop the confidence and independence required to participate in education, training and employment.
  • We work with & build the capacity of employers and employer organisations to offer work placements and employment.

 

There are set eligibility criteria for this Programme:

  • Aged between 16-29 years (Proof of age will be required)
  • Have a diagnosis of an intellectual disability
  • In receipt of disability allowance or invalidity pension

Or

  • In receipt of illness benefit for more than three months
  • an existing service user or client of the lead applicant or project partner (if the lead applicant or project partner is a disability service)

Or

Referred to our project by relevant organisations or services supporting young people with disabilities

Referrals from GPs and mainstream schools are not eligible

For further information or for a referral form please email our Project Officers:

Sarah Bolger          0539155806     sarahbolger@wld.ie

Michael O’Brien      0539155845     mobrien@wld.ie

Or contact us at the WLD Enniscorthy Office, IFA Centre, Mill Park Road, Enniscorthy on 053 91 55864