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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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.”
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.