SkillSET showcase welcomes funders

The SkillSET partnership was delighted to welcome guests to a showcase event at The MAC, Belfast on Wednesday 13th December 2023.

The SkillSET project is funded through the UK Government Shared Prosperity Fund (UKSPF) which is administered by the Department of Levelling Up Housing & Communities (DLUHC). Representatives from the Department attended the event and had the opportunity to meet and chat with representatives and participants from all seven SkillSET partners.

SkillSET is a disability employment programme providing support to adults with a range of disabilities  delivered by  Action Mental Health, NOW Group, Orchardville Foundation, Cedar Foundation, RNIB, Mencap and Adapt NI. SkillSET supports people with disabilities to build their skills through education, training and access to volunteering, further education and the workplace.

Guests who attended the showcase event included John Osborne (Deputy Director, Levelling Up, Major Programmes), Chris Taylor (Head of UKSPF Northern Ireland) and Emily Shepard (Head of UKSPF for England Scotland & Wales). They were accompanied by other senior UKSPF & DLUHC staff members from across the UK.

The event was hosted by David Babington, Chief Executive of Action Mental Health (SkillSET’s lead partner) and featured presentations from┬áSkillSET participants including Jack Flaherty (NOW) Aaron Meehan (Cedar Foundation) Dave Morton (Orchardville Foundation) and Joanne McMillan (RNIB).

There were also video case studies from Finbarr & Ciaran from Mencap and Caitlin McNamara from Adapt NI.

Many thanks to our partners at the MAC, for providing the venue and helping to make the event such a success.

The SkillSET project is funded by the UK Government Shared Prosperity Fund (UKSPF) through the Department of Levelling Up Housing & Communities (DLUHC).

For more information on SkillSET, click here

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