Progression to Employment
Triangle’s Progression to Employment Service provides the necessary support systems to enable people with a learning disability to achieve and maintain meaningful employment.
Funding for the service is provided by the Department for the Economy ESF Managing Authority, under the first call of the 2014-2020 Northern Ireland European Social Fund (April 2015- March 2018), and match funded by the Northern Health & Social Care Trust.
The service aims to engage with individuals with an assessed learning disability and/ or autism in the provision of employment services with the objective of promoting participants’ social inclusion, combating poverty and challenging discrimination. The service seeks to establish and support individuals’ active inclusion within employment environments and promoting their equal opportunities.
This Service is part financed by the European Social Fund & Department for the Economy
Service Outputs: To engage with a total of 364 participants with an identified learning disability and/or Autistic Spectrum Disorder who have expressed a desire to progress to employment and facilitate their participation in work focused activities. 350 will gain work experience in an open employment environment. 102 will secure paid employment, 91 of whom will maintain continuous employment for at least 6 months. 110 will be supported within long-term voluntary work environments. 75 will engage in structured training, skills and competency development.
Policy Priorities: (issues to be addressed). The service seeks to establish and support individuals’ active inclusion within employment environments and in so doing promote their equal opportunities and through active participation improve their employability.
Part of the service involves enterprise activities (Alternative Angles), with facilities in Antrim, Ballymena, Coleraine, Magherafelt and Newtownabbey.
Some of the products created by service users can be purchased online at: http://www.candlesandgiftsonline.com/
More information on the service is available here.