ASPIRE Programme extended until 2022

4th June 2018

Fermanagh and Omagh District Council has secured funding from the European Social Fund and Department for the Economy to continue delivery of the ASPIRE Employability Programme across the district for the next four years.

The local employability Initiative which is delivered in partnership with the Western Health and Social Care Trust, Education Authority (Western Region) and delivery partner Fermanagh Rural Community Initiative, will continue to support people who are unemployed or working less than 16 hours a week to get back into employment or retrain for a job in a new industry. The programme adopts a person-centred approach providing assistance in facilitating work placements, short courses, qualifications, health and well-being support, CV development, support with application forms and interviews; and much more – a programme that’s focused on the individual and is delivered in a supportive and friendly environment.

Welcoming the additional funding, Fermanagh and Omagh District Council Chairman, Councillor Stephen McCann said: “I am delighted that the Council has secured further funding which will enable this dynamic programme to continue up to March 2022. The ASPIRE programme and its participants will continue to benefit from the expertise of many training providers and other specialists who have provided one-to-one support in aspects ranging from health and well-being to personal finance.”

Speaking on behalf of the Western Trust, Recovery Team Leader Stephen Donnelly said: “ASPIRE to date has been a phenomenal success and I am delighted that further funding has been secured to continue delivery of the programme. It is fantastic that people with health issues are being empowered through the support of the programme to obtain employment in the local area. The programme builds their confidence, their sense of self and enables participants to feel connected to everyday society.”

For further information please contact ASPIRE Omagh on 028 82246535 or the team in Enniskillen on 028 6632 6478. Or alternatively, you can like us on Facebook.
The ASPIRE Project is part-funded by the European Social Fund and Department for the Economy.