We support 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. Inclusion Works is person-centred, encouraging and supporting individuals to design their own programmes around their needs and aspirations, building confidence and independence. 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.

Cedar Inclusion Works is funded by 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.

What support is provided?

We will work closely with you to assess your support needs and make sure you have all the support and practical assistance you need to achieve your goals.

Throughout your programme your Case Officer will agree each step with you, set up activities from your action plan, act as mentor and guide, and keep in regular contact. We can also assist with course fees, transport or equipment required, such as course materials and assistive computer equipment.We offer one-to-one advice to help you discover what you enjoy and can give you all the support you need to turn your passion into a career. We can challenge and develop your skills with a range of local employers to help you gain valuable work experience, try out different career choices and prepare you for paid or voluntary employment.

How to get involved:

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

If you require any additional information about how to get involved with the service please contact [email protected] or 028 9061 2424 or 028 2565 9111.