The Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade, Eamon Gilmore T.D., launched the new Nursing Home Pilot Programme at St. Mary’s Centre, Merrion Road, Dublin 4. The project is a new employment initiative aimed at supporting disadvantaged jobseekers to gain the skills, experience and qualifications necessary for working within the elderly care sector.
Nua Healthcare’s Chief Operating Officer (COO), Noel Dunne and our Community Outreach Manager, Scott O’Reilly, attended the event on February 11th, 2014. Also in attendance was, The Irish Association of Supported Employment (IASE), Nursing Homes Ireland, STEP Supported Employment, the Open Training College, Southside Partnership, St Mary’s Nursing Home and St John of Gods Services.
The Tánaiste, Eamon Gilmore commented:“Job creation remains the primary focus; and having an educated workforce with the right skills, is essential to our future success. Every person in this Country should be given an opportunity to develop their full potential, to be part of a more inclusive society. Of course, some people will always need extra support in order to be in a position to become employed. And it is in this context that a comprehensive employment strategy for people with disabilities is currently being drafted. It is hoped that the strategy will be finalised in the coming months”