We were delighted to host a coffee morning with the Chairperson of Newry, Mourne & Down District Council. Councillor Mark Murnin took the opportunity to relax and chat with service users from the Inclusion Works Brain Injury service.  Participants from the service welcomed the chance to discuss the impact having a brain injury has had on their lives. They explained the various changes that have taken place and how they have been supported by Cedar to manage these challenges.  The participants described how tailored support from the Cedar not only gave them the strategies they needed to manage but helped to restore their confidence.

What is Inclusion Works?

Inclusion Works supports adults with disabilities who are keen to build employability skills and experience to be work ready, then moving into a paid job, college course or volunteering on leaving. Specialist physical disability, ASD and brain injury support is available and tailored to each individual and their needs. Following initial assessments, participants will build an action plan, drawn from a menu of choices to address their personal barriers and agree solutions to meet their employability and inclusion goals. Inclusion Works is person-centred, encouraging and supporting individuals to design their own programmes around their needs and aspirations, building confidence and independence.

Cedar’s Inclusion Works project is part funded through the Northern Ireland European Social Fund Programme 2014 – 2020 and the Department for the Economy. Funding is also provided by the Department for Communities and all five local HSCTs in Northern Ireland.

Want to know more?

If you would like to find out more about Cedar’s Inclusion Works programme please visit our dedicated page. You can also keep up to date with Cedar through Facebook and Twitter.