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'People with disabilities must have access to work world' – Minister Burton
Job Shadow Day 2013 was a huge success
Project launched to use supported employment for disadvantaged groups across Europe
Unemployment level in mental ill-health cases is 'criminal waste of talents, lives and resources'
Sports legend Michéal helps Ennis entrepreneur launch purr-fect business venture
Minister Phil Hogan to launch new jobs project
It's important, isn't it?
EUSE conference highlights
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'People with disabilities must have access to work world' – Minister Burton
Deputy Simon Harris calls for deeper, more meaningful debate


Minister Joan Burton is photographed at the EUSE conference with Dr. Paul Wehman, U.S., keynote speaker, Mike Evans, Scotland, former EUSE president, Teresa Mallon, IASE chairperson, Angela Kerins, chief executive, Rehab Group (main sponsor), Margaret Haddock, EUSE president, and Christy Lynch, IASE and EUSE founder.

Minister for Social Protection Joan Burton TD has said people with disabilities must have the right to equal access to the world of work and financial independence. 

Minister Burton was in Croke Park on June 12th to address the European Union of Supported Employment (EUSE) conference, which is one of the biggest international gatherings examining the area of employment and disability.

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Job Shadow Day 2013 was a huge success
And a bumper year for job offers

Photo: Dessie Fitzgerald, supported by St. John of God Carmona Services, Dún Laoighaire, shadowed Ray D'Arcy at Today FM

This year's Job Shadow Day was a huge success and a bumper year for job offers.

Fourteen Job Shadow participants have been offered employment so far following their day in the workplace with many more continuing on to job placements with a view to gaining experience  and ultimately, paid employment.

More than 400 Job Shadow matches took place on the day across the lenght and breadth of the country from Cork to Donegal and Dublin to Galway.


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Project launched to use supported employment for disadvantaged groups across Europe


Photo: Margaret Haddock, EUSE president, Minister of State Kathleen Lynch, Karl Richardson, Rehab Group (main sponsor), and Teresa Mallon, IASE chairperson, at the EUSET Diversity Project launch.

Minister of State with responsibility for Disability, Equality, Mental Health and Older People, Kathleen Lynch TD, performed the official launch of a partnership project between 11 European countries to promote employment for disadvantaged groups in Croke Park recently.

The European Union of Supported Employment Toolkit for Diversity (EUSET Diversity Project) will see the supported employment model put to work to assist marginalised groups such as ex-offenders, early school leavers and individuals in recovery from substance abuse.
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Unemployment level in mental ill-health cases is 'criminal waste of talents, lives and resources'


One of the U.K.’s leading mental health and employment experts has said the high levels of unemployment in individuals with mental health illnesses is a 'criminal waste of talents, lives and resources'.

Dr. Rachel Perkins, who was awarded an OBE for her pioneering work developing policy to support people with mental health illnesses into the workplace, spoke in Dublin earlier this month at the EUSE conferene.

She spoke frankly about her personal experience of mental ill-health and the importance of employment in recovery.
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Sports legend Michéal helps Ennis entrepreneur launch purr-fect business venture

Ennis man Ronan Kildea is going into business – the pet bereavement card business.

The 29-year-old was in Croke Park, Dublin, at the European Union of Supported Employment (EUSE) conference to launch his novel new enterprise and Micheál Ó Muircheartaigh met with him.

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Minister Phil Hogan to launch new jobs project


Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government Phil Hogan TD will be in Carrick-on-Shannon on Friday (June 28) to officially lauch a new project by the IASE to  promote employment for people with disabilities in the Border, Midlands, West (BMW) region.

Minister Hogan is lauching Open Door, which aims to support at least 100 people with disabilities into jobs in the region over the next two years.
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It's important, isn't it?
Fifty people, one question
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EUSE conference highlights

You can view some of the many highlights of the EUSE conference on this short video.
If you like it, or recognise anyone you know, please feel free to share it!
Thank you once again to all of our delegates and speakers from Ireland, across Europe, and indeed from around the world, who came to Dublin to showcase the many best practice initiatives and developments taking place internationally in the field of supported employment.
We hope you had a great experience, learned alot and will come again to visit our vibrant, capital city.
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