60 people attended a recent Meet and Greet event in Bray to find out more about the new IMPACT employment initiative for people with disabilities.
The event was hosted by Lakers Social & Recreational Club in Bray and the IMPACT team were on hand to chat with people over a cuppa and explain what they can offer.
“There was a great buzz about the place”, says IMPACT Co-ordinator Orla Butler, “We’re grateful to Lakers for providing their beautiful centre. It was really great to chat to so many local people about our new service.”
IMPACT provides support to people with disabilities to upskill, find secure paid employment, advance in their careers or set up their own business. The service is open to people aged 18 and over living in Bray or North Wicklow and in receipt of a Disability Allowance.
As well as one-to-one support, they have a series of free online workshops coming up – the next is Interview Techniques on 13th April.
Local employers can also benefit from the service, with supports available to help them make their workforce more inclusive.
IMPACT is run by a consortium of local organisations, led by Bray Area Partnership, with funding under the Measure to Support the Employment of People with Disabilities – a Department of Social Protection programme resourced by the Dormant Accounts Fund.