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Irish Government employment strategy for people with disabilities  2015-2024

As part of the government’s commitment to improve disability access in Irish Society as outlined in the 2013-2015 National Disability Strategy Implementation Plan, they have just launched (2nd October 2015) a Strategy to increase employment for people with disabilities. This strategy builds on the Government’s commitment set out in the Disability Act 2005 and the Strategy has six strategic priorities to increase the overall employment levels of people with Disabilities by 15% between 2011 and 2024.

A core feature of the Government’s Employment Strategy for People With Disabilities is to minimise the number of people becoming jobless in the first place. There are a number of key action areas including enhancing education and training and pathways into work for young adults with disabilities.
The six strategic priorities outlined in the strategy are as follows: 

  1. Build skills, capacity and independence
  2. Provide bridges and supports into work
  3. Make work pay
  4. Promote job retention and re-entry to work
  5. Provide co-ordinated and seamless support
  6. Engage employers

To download a copy of the ‘Comprehensive employment strategy for people with disabilities  2015-2024’ click on this link.

Alternatively, if you would like further information in relation to employment of people with disabilities or the services OHAC provide, please do not hesitate to contact one of our team on 01-4151285 or e-mail [email protected]