2019 Employment MATTERS

Cavan Disability Network would like to thank everyone who attended our 3rd Conference on Employability on 23rd September. A special thanks to our guest speakers Des Lowry from Amatino, Mary Quirke (career guidance counsellor), Dr. Aisling Moroney from Social Farming Ireland and Seamus McGrath from Consult B4B. Also, a big thank you goes to Terry Hyland, CEO of Breffni Integrated CLG for stepping in at short notice and speaking about the Back to Work Enterprise Allowance Scheme.

I think everyone was in agreement that it was a very informative day and a complete success. Attendees left with a renewed sense of confidence in their job seeking abilities. We hope you will link in and engage with us on our social media platforms-

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Employment MATTERS Event 2019 (1)

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Safety Improvements in Kilmore Estate Ballyjamesduff moves closer

On Thursday 3rd August representatives from Cavan County Council visited Kilmore Estate on foot of a request for improvements outside houses 19-22 inclusive.  David Cahill of Cavan Disability Network explained “There are 3 sets of concrete steps with no balance railing.  In winter these get extremely slippery and there is a huge risk of residents falling trying to access their accommodation from the access road to the estate.  I asked Cavan County Council to review this situation.  I am asking for a balance rail to be installed at all of the 3 sets of steps so that residents can access accommodation in confidence.  I also asked for concrete to be relaid (it is currently uneven and a tripping hazard), a mound of soil to be removed and the black railing to be extended so there is no risk of a resident falling and hurting themselves when the mound of soil is removed.  These 3 items are all located at the side of number 19.  I am hopeful these works will be completed promptly and concluded before the onset of frost in a few months.”

Health (Joint) Committee to discuss United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities

One of our members this evening received an email indicating that on Wednesday coming the 17th of May 2017 at 13:30 hours in Committee Room 3 of Leinster House TD’s and Senators were going to discuss issues in relation to the UNCRPD with representatives from Mental Health Reform; Inclusion Ireland, the National Federation of Voluntary Bodies and the Not for Profit Business Association.  Schedule as always is subject to change and a live stream can be viewed on the website of the Houses of the Oireachtas or by clicking here.