Cedar SkillSET (Support, Employment, Training)

SkillSET is a new innovative programme of specialist employment preparation and training, for people with a disability / health condition who are economically inactive. Cedar is delivering the service across NI as part of a partnership of seven disability organisations.

SkillSET Cedar aims to enhance the life chances of economically inactive disabled people by delivering specialised pre-employment training, on the job mentoring and the creation of sustainable employment opportunities via:

· Accredited and non-accredited training (vocational, employability, personal development

· Basic skills and numeracy development                                                                                                            

· Academy based training models

· Employment preparation including work experience , CV preparation, interview prep and 1:1 peer mentoring

· Employer engagement and the establishment of employer led academies and the delivery of disability awareness training

· Supporting disabled people leaving Higher/Further Education (particularly those with ASD) to secure employment.                                                                                                                                                              

How to get involved:

You can contact us directly or we can take referrals from a wide range of sources including Jobs and Benefits Personnel, Social Work Teams, Health Care Professionals, Careers Advisors, Schools, Training Providers and Families and Carers. 

To find out more you can get in touch with your local Cedar SkillSET service on the numbers below or email us at [email protected]


07921776372 or 028 9061 2424

Northern (Antrim & Newtownabbey, Causeway Coast & Glens, Mid & East Antrim, Mid Ulster)

Marion Walker on 07991 306499 or 028 2565 9111

South Eastern (Ards & North Down, Lisburn & Castlereagh, Downpatrick, Newcastle)

Roisin Barrett on 07889 645950 or 028 9061 2424

Southern (Armagh, Banbridge & Craigavon, Newry, Mourne & Down, Dungannon)

Sinead Drummond on 07791 332151 or 028 3026 3791

Western (Derry City & Strabane, Limavady, Fermanagh & Omagh)

Leanne McCrory on 07525 898792 or 028 7136 0136 or 028 66 327361

Transitions (students with disabilities who are completing Further or Higher Education)

Tara Reddin on 07741 893416 or 028 7136 0136