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Specialised employment preparation and training

SkillSET is an innovative program aimed at providing specialised employment preparation and training for targeted groups in Northern Ireland, particularly those with disabilities and/or health conditions.
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OUR PARTNERS

Partner regional and national disability organisations

The project is a collaboration between seven regional and national disability organisations from the voluntary sector, all of which have extensive experience in supporting economically inactive individuals to secure sustainable employment. Learn about who we are.
Action Mental Health

Action Mental Health

Delivering across NI, helping people with mental health issues.
Adapt NI

Adapt NI

Delivering across NI, helping people who are deaf, have hearing loss and/or tinnitus.
Cedar

Cedar

Delivering across NI supporting those with a brain injury, autism and/or physical disability who find it difficult to gain employment.
Mencap

Mencap

Delivering across NI, helping people with a learning disability, dual/multiple disability including autism/mental health.
NOW GROUP

NOW

Delivering across NI, supporting people with learning difficulties, autism and neurodiverse conditions.
Orchardville

Orchardville

Delivering across NI, supporting people who have a learning disability or autism.
RNIB

RNIB

Delivering across NI, supporting blind and partially sighted people to secure employment.
AMH & Now
ABOUT US

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The SkillSET Project was launched in 2023 as part of the UKSPF. Find out more about our funding, aims, partners and FAQ’s.

SkillSET is an innovative project aimed at providing specialised employment preparation and training for targeted groups in Northern Ireland, particularly those with disabilities and/or health conditions. The project is a collaboration between seven regional and national disability organisations from the voluntary sector, all of which have extensive experience in supporting economically inactive individuals to secure sustainable employment.

SkillSET is a project funded by the UK Government through the UK Shared Prosperity Fund. You can find out more information about the UK Shared Propserity fund here
The primary focus of SkillSET is individuals with disabilities and/or health conditions who face multiple barriers to employment and are farthest from the job market.
REFERRAL PORTAL

SkillSet Programmes

Find out what SkillSET Programme is most suitable for you or someone you know by using our referral portal.

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Action Mental Health

Action Mental Health

Delivering across NI, helping people with mental health issues.
Adapt NI

Adapt NI

Delivering across NI, helping people who are deaf, have hearing loss and/or tinnitus.
Cedar

Cedar

Delivering across NI supporting those with a brain injury, autism and/or physical disability who find it difficult to gain employment.
Mencap

Mencap

Delivering across NI, helping people with a learning disability, dual/multiple disability including autism/mental health.
NOW GROUP

NOW

Delivering across NI, supporting people with learning difficulties, autism and neurodiverse conditions.
Orchardville

Orchardville

Delivering across NI, supporting people who have a learning disability or autism.
RNIB

RNIB

Delivering across NI, supporting blind and partially sighted people to secure employment.
OUR LATEST NEWS

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Deirdre Doherty – NOW Group. Overcoming the Butterflies.

When Deirdre signed onto the SkillSET Programme, she was unsure of what she was capable

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Aaron Kennedy – NOW Group

Let us introduce you to Aaron. Aaron joined the SkillSET employability programme at NOW Group

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Barry Magee – Action Mental Health

Barry joined the SkillSET programme with Action Mental Health’s New Horizons service in Newry at

Case Study | Good News
EMPLOYERS

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If you are an employer and want to work with us in creating a strategic partnership with us. Find out more. If you are an employer and want to work with us in creating a strategic partnership with us. Find out more. If you are an employer and want to work with us in creating a strategic partnership with us. Find out more.
CONTACT US

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Have a question or want to contact us directly? Get in touch with SkillSET or some of our partners by using the details provided in this section.

Find the right service to help you

Find out which SkillSET programme is most suitable for you or someone you know by using our referral portal.

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