Vocational Assessments for people with an Acquired Brian Injury

Vocational Assessments for people with an Acquired Brian Injury in the Border, Midlands & Western Region.

Work4you is a free vocational assessment service for individuals and employers affected by a brain injury. It is the first community based neuro-assessment service of its kind in Ireland and will provide practical assistance and real hope for people with an acquired brain injury who are either struggling to hold on to their existing job or aiming to return to education, training, or employment. Key elements of the service are:

· Holistic Interviews
· Vocational Criterion Work Sample Assessments
· Workplace assessments
· Personal Progression Plans
· Work Sample Assessments

Work4you participants, and in many cases their families, will be at the heart of the new service. The service has been set up by ABI Ireland, thanks to the financial investment of the Department of Social Protection and the European Social Fund under the Disability Activation Project (DACT). How do I avail of the service?

People with an acquired brain injury may refer themselves to Work4you and we are working to raise awareness of the Work4you service so that families as well as state agencies, community organisations and employers will be aware of it and become a strong referral source.

Contact:Ph: 012804164 Ext 301 Email: work4you@abiireland.ie

Our team:
Senior Occupational Therapist:Maurice Harte 0871307366
Work4you Facilitators:Sinead Crawley 0879540538
Rachel O’Leary 0876771706

The Work4you hub, based in Ardee Business Park, Ardee, Louth, covers: Counties Louth, Monaghan & Cavan. To find out more about an acquired brain injury click here: http://www.abiireland.ie/aboutABI.html

Mother and Baby Group

Group is held at Belturbet Fitness Centre every Thursday Morning at 11:30am.

We all meet and have a chat about any issues we have or insight into our wee bundles of joy. At the moment we have a good mix of breastfeeding mothers and those that are bottle feeding, alot of our babies are getting near to the weaning stages too so its great to have other mothers to talk to!

Come in and talk to us even if your expecting come and see whats in store ask about feeding if your not sure which route to take, we are by no means experts but we have experienced it all :)

A nice heated room, with comfy chairs and light refreshments and a good natter….. Call Claire 0879478674 for more details.