People can experience a disability at any stage of life, almost 320,000 people in Ireland – 10% of the working population has a disability. This represents a large group of people with varied abilities who want to play their part in the workforce.
Here at Step Right to Work we believe everybody has the right to work and contribute to their local community.
The aim of the Step Right to Work programme is to address gaps in work opportunities for young people with Intellectual Disabilities attending Drumlin House Training Centre.
Our role is: –
- To develop our participants skills and attributes through person centred training and support them to make realistic choices about the kind of work they would like to do
- To identify their strengths and agree on a personal progression plan
- To provide relevant skills training to match participants work area of choice
- To support individuals in identifying and applying for suitable employment
- To provide support in preparation for job interviews
- Support individuals development of confidence, self-esteem and meeting new people
- To provide initial onsite training and on-going support to both participant and employer as required
- To raise awareness of the capabilities of people with ID to participate in the workplace
Drumlin House Training Centre’s supported employment programme was established in December 2012 and is cofounded by the European Social Fund (ESF) and the Department of Social Protection (DSP) under the Disability Action Fund.