Mid Ulster LMP to hold Disability Inclusive Employment Event
Mid Ulster Labour Market Partnership (LMP) is taking an innovative approach to developing opportunities in the Mid Ulster area ahead of this year’s International Day of Persons with Disabilities (IDPD) by holding a Mid Ulster Disability Inclusion event at The Junction, Dungannon on Friday 1st December.
In its 29th year of celebration, the IDPD theme for 2023 is: ‘Transformative solutions for inclusive development: the role of innovation in fuelling an accessible and equitable world.’ The day marks the need for innovation and transformative solutions for inclusive development, covering three key themes, one of which is ‘Innovations in disability inclusive employment development’.
Chair of Mid Ulster District Council, Councillor Dominic Molloy welcomed the Mid Ulster LMP’s timely event, which is targeted at employers, residents, and support agencies, saying:
“The Mid Ulster LMP have developed an innovative event that, in common with the International Day of People With Disabilities, focuses on the links between employment, knowledge and skills required to access employment in a changing landscape. Taking a two-pronged approach, it gives employers the knowledge they need to put inclusivity at the forefront of their business, while at the same time, helping potential employees with knowledge and skills on how they can be supported back into the constantly evolving labour market.”
The programme for the one-day event starts from 9.30am, with a working breakfast and Disability Awareness training for employers, delivered by Disability Action.
Businesses can register to take part in the free training at https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/free-disability-awareness-training-for-employers-tickets-750878195897
In the afternoon, from 12.30pm, residents have the opportunity to grab some lunch and speak with a range of local support agencies, such as Disability Action and Triangle, as well as to take part in a ‘Take 5’ wellbeing workshop, finishing at 4pm. Throughout the day, exhibitors will be on hand to provide information on employability support and programmes that can help kickstart the journey back to the labour market.
Transport for the afternoon session can be made available for those with additional transport needs.
Registration for attendance at the afternoon session and for transport from Cookstown and Magherafelt pick up points can be found at https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/mid-ulster-lmp-disability-inclusion-event-tickets-751534990387
Chair of Mid Ulster District Council, Councillor Dominic Molloy (centre) is joined at the launch of the Mid Ulster LMP’s Disability Inclusion Event by Aileen Guy, Department for Communities (DfC) (left), and Shelly Grimes, Labour Market Partnership Manager (right).