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Texthelp and the NOW Group - working together to promote inclusion in Northern Ireland
5 September 2019

Proud to be a Disability Confident Employer, Antrim based software company, Texthelp, is delighted to be supporting the community and promoting inclusion even further in Northern Ireland alongside the NOW Group by becoming part of the JAM Card family. The JAM Card, which stands for Just A Minute, is a social innovation from NOW Group, an organisation that supports people with learning difficulties and autism into employment. A group of participants came up with the idea of the JAM Card – a discreet way of telling people that sometimes they need a little extra time and patience.

Portadown restaurant helping young people with learning disabilities gain hands-on experience
3 September 2019

A Portadown restaurant has just celebrated assisting 10 young people with learning difficulties gain experience in hospitality and take their first steps into employment.

One Eighty restaurant was established in 2011 and trains 16 to 22-year-olds with learning difficulties to work in the hospitality business.

Earlier this month, 10 young people celebrated their graduation with a Level One in introduction to hospitality after engaging in the restaurants program.


Employers For Childcare - Family Friendly Employer Awards
2 September 2019

Family Friendly Employer Awards – limited exhibition opportunities now available

Employers For Childcare still has a few exhibition spaces available at this year’s Family Friendly Employer Awards, which take place on Wednesday 16 October (over lunchtime) in Galgorm Resort & Spa. The Awards recognise those employees who go above and beyond legal requirements to support their employees through family friendly policies and initiatives.

30 August 2019

NOW Group is pleased to announce an exciting new partnership with Fermanagh and Omagh District Council.  Starting on 2nd September, the successful Loaf Academy training programme will be available to people with learning difficulties and autism in the local area.

Social Enterprise NI Announce Partnership with UCIT for Annual Social Enterprise NI Conference
28 August 2019

Social Enterprise NI is delighted to announce that our Annual Conference will be in partnership with Ulster Community Investment Trust - UCIT. The conference will take place on Thursday 27th February 2020 in Crumlin Road Gaol, Belfast, 9am -1pm with speakers to be confirmed.