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EU Project Finale!

The EUSET Project concluded on Setpember 30th at an event in Castlebar, Co Mayo. This two year project further developed the supported employment model by exploring its relevance assisting other marginalised groups such as early school leavers, individuals in recovery from substance misuse and offenders.


Pictured left to right: Greg Barry (Chairperson), Sarah Togher (IASE), Collette Corless (EmployAbility Mayo), Geraldine Glendon (Department of Social Protection) Sophia Weder, Dolores McNicholas (Mayo North East) Dermot Cunningham (EUSE Council Member).

 Pictured left to right: Sarah Togher (IASE), Mary Angela Healy, Anna Dolan (Galway Simon Community), Greg Barry (EmployAbility Mayo), Margaret Halloran, Trish Heaney (Open Door), Dermot Cunningham (EUSE Council Member), Naomi De Rís (An Garda Síochána).

The European Union of Supported Employment (EUSE) Toolkit for Diversity was funded by the Leonardo de Vinci Transfer of Innovation Programme. The project is building on the already successful EUSE Supported Employment Toolkit developed by EUSE in 2007.  The toolkit consists of a range of position papers and how to guides designed to increase the knowledge and skills of professionals responsible for the delivery of employment services and supported employment. 


Sarah Togher (IASE) pictured with Declan Turnbull (Mayo County Council)

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A nationwide success story - Job Shadow Day 2014

Now in its 7th year, the experience provided on Job Shadow Day 2014 - 9th of April, has proven to be invaluable for the employers, workers and people with disabilities involved.

“Job Shadow participation has increased annually and is an excellent partnership between employers large and small, local supported employment services and IASE." - IASE Chairman Greg Barry. We would like to thank everyone involved throughout the country that contributed, though their tireless work and dedication, to the great success of Job Shadow Day 2014.



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