Forum Connemara
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ABILITY

Supporting the progression of young people
with a disability living in the Connemara.

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The Ability Programme ¦ Cumas Chonamara
supports the progression of young people with a disability
living in the Connemara Municipal district
aged between 15 and 29 years.


The programme will develop & implement innovative models of activation using a case management approach, designed to meet gaps in employment, pre-employment or progression for people with a disability.



Current Contract Opportunities

FORUM Connemara is a rural development partnership of voluntary, community and statutory bodies based in Connemara, with the objective of putting in place strategies and programmes to promote social inclusion and community development.

FORUM Connemara is delivering the ABILITY Programme¦Cumas Chonamara in the Connemara Municipal District until June 2021. This programme assists young people with disability (aged 15-29) to improve their employment prospects.

FORUM Connemara wishes to recruit a panel of professional people in the following areas to undertake contracts if and when they might arise:

·       Occupational Therapy

·       Life coaching

·       Mentoring in sectors e.g. business, independent living skills, retail, hair & beauty, hospitality, cookery

·       Driving Instruction

·       Physical fitness instruction e.g. yoga, personal fitness training, judo

·       Mental wellness instruction e.g. mindfulness, CBT

Please forward a CV to Karen Mannion k.mannion@forumconnemara.ie before 5pm on 3rd May 2019. If you have any queries please contact Karen at the above email address.


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Forum Connemara CLG. is managing the ABILITY programme in Connemara.

The groups targeted by FORUM, under ABILITY are as follows: young people (15-29 years) with physical/mental/intellectual/learning difficulties & hidden disabilities. 

For further information on ABILITY please contact:
Karen Mannion @ (087) 9635272/ k.mannion@forumconnemara.ie for information on Ability Programme in Connemara.
Katie O’Halloran @ (087) 707 8433/ k.ohalloran@forumconnemara.ie for information on the Ability Programme in the Connemara Gaeltacht.
Adam Delapp @ (086) 262 2306/ a.delapp@forumconnemara.ie for information on the Ability Programme in Connemara (West of Maam Cross).
Cathy Keane@ (087) 274 9240/ c.keane@forumconnemara.ie for information on the Ability Programme in Connemara (East of Maam Cross).