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Clanrye commended for disability best practice

A Newry based training group has been highly commended at a national workplace and employment awards ceremony at Titanic Belfast. Clanrye Group, who provide a wide range of training and accredited qualifications to unemployed individuals who are disadvantaged and people who experience disability and health conditions recognized in the ‘Disability Best Practice Employer’ category at the Irish News Workplace and Employment Awards. Judith Poucher Project Manager was delighted with the recognition Clanrye had received for the work they have been doing in terms of disability best practice. “It is great because we are a very small organization and we are training people with disabilities to try and get them back into work,” she said. Clanrye Group who aim to enhance the chances of finding and securing sustainable employment for all its participants actively encourage individuals with disabilities top apply for job vacancies as they believe in fostering equalities and fairness for all members of society. By recruiting employees with disabilities – 8 of its 32 employees have a disability. Clanrye Group highlights for participants on their training programmes their strong commitment to working with them. They work in close contact with a number of community and voluntary organisations including Disability Action, USEL (Ulster Supported Employment Limited), Cedar and the Orchardville Society. Clanrye Group is an organization focused on disability and meeting the needs of all employees irrespective of any disability they may have,” a group statement said. “This is reflected in the high numbers of employees with a disability employed by Clanrye Group. The organisation actively participates in events that support individuals with disabilities and are members of the Northern Ireland Union of Supported Employment (NIUSE).”

Newry Reporter

2nd July 2014