Course to support young people with disabilities

Course to support young people with disabilities

By Maurice Garvey

A SUPPORT programme to help young people with disabilities develop work and study pathways was launched recently in Crumlin.

The Dublin South City Ability Programme is a free voluntary programme for young people aged 18 to 29 and is being rolled out across areas like Ballyfermot, Crumlin and Dublin 8.

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Ben Lindsay (Ability Guidance Officer), Mairead Reilly (Ability Guidance Officer), Minister Phelan, Cllr Anne Feeney (Dublin City Council) and Deirdre Moore (Ability Coordinator) Photo by Emily Gallagher

Minister of State John Paul Phelan launched the DSC Ability Programme at Crumlin Bowling club on May 31.

It is co-financed by the Irish Government and the European Social Fund to deliver pre-activation programmes for young people with disabilities.

The launch marked the successful collaboration of Dublin South City Partnership with Ballyfermot Chapelizod Partnership, Dublin City Community Cooperative and Rehab National Learning Network (NLN) to deliver this programme across Dublin South City.

Deirdre Moore, Ability Coordinator said the day was a wonderful celebration of the programme delivery to date, and it presented an opportunity to thank all participants involved.

Among the key speakers on the day were DSCP Board Chairperson Bruce Phillips and Ballyfermot Chapelizod CEO Anne Fitzgerald.

The DSC Ability team hope to further promote the programme across their catchment areas of Dublin 2, 4, 6, 6W, 8, 10, 12, and 20.

To find out more contact the Ability Programme on 4732196 or email