Local Minister Denis Naughten is pleased to confirm that significant funding has been allocated by the Government to support young people with disabilities in Roscommon.
Under the Government’s Ability Programme, €633,919 has been allocated to Roscommon Leader Partnership for services preparing young people with disabilities for the job market.
Mentoring, further education and training are part of the services designed to help bring young people with disabilities aged between 15 and 29 years old, who are not work-ready, closer to the labour market.
The programme also helps employers to ensure they are equipped appropriately to recruit and retain people with disabilities within their workforce.
In Roscommon the Ability Programme is delivered by Roscommon Leader Partnership with Brothers of Charity Roscommon, GRETB Adult Guidance and Information Service, and HSE West.
“This level of Government funding is significant and it will ensure practical and effective supports for young people with disabilities in Roscommon as they enter the job market. The mentoring, training and advice offered is an important element in preparing for employment,” stated Minister Naughten.