New assessment service in Mayo for those with an acquired brain injury

Acquired Brain Injury Ireland is pleased to announce the launch of a new and unique vocational assessment service in Castlebar, to assist individuals with an acquired brain injury get back to work, training or education.

Funded by the Department of Social Protection and the European Social Fund under the Disability Activation Project (DACT ) the programme Work4You is the first community based neuro-assessment service of its kind in Ireland.

Work4You is a vocational assessment service for people who have an acquired brain injury (ABI ) and who want to return to work, training or education. Work4You also provides essential ABI information and education for employers, tutors and trainers who are supporting people affected by an ABI.

Each team includes an occupational therapist and two vocational facilitators who will carry out one-to-one assessments as well as providing on-going vocational guidance and support. Every Work4You participant will be supported to develop a Personal Progression Plan (PPP ) which will enable them to set, and achieve goals relating to education, training and employment.

The Work4You hub for the west and north-west region is located at Upper Chapel Street, Castlebar. For more information about Work4You contact 094 902 6630 or see www.abiireland.ie

Work4You Castlebar officially launches on May 29 from 12pm to 3pm at its Castlebar offices. Everyone welcome. Tea/coffee and refreshments on the day.

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