CREATE initiative from Independent Living Movement Ireland (ILMI)

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CREATE is a new initiative from ILMI and stands for ‘Creating Raised Expectations and Aspirations Towards Employment’. The project will work with disabled people to develop their confidence and skills that supports them to start or progress on their employment pathway. Our direct engagement with our members has identified the need for a DPO to create an employment supports programme led by a social model of disability, which would focus on raising expectations of disabled people through peer supports.


CREATE aims to run at least four programmes which will offer 1-to-1 and Group Coaching, Skills Workshops, and Peer Mentoring over the next 18 months. 10 disabled people, or Candidates, will participate in each programme where they will be supported to create and achieve their own personal goals. CREATE Candidates will all have different interests, experiences and ambitions, and each programme will be designed with this in mind. It is hoped this way CREATE will be accessible to as many disabled people as possible, who can all start or progress their own journeys as successfully as possible.


Please note the following dates:

The first CREATE programme is expected to begin the week of July 12th.

The first deadline for expressions of interest will be Friday June 25th.

We will be accepting expressions of interest on an ongoing basis throughout the CREATE project.


If you are making your way already on your employment pathway, just starting out, or thinking about finding out more please contact Patrick via email patrickflanagan@ilmi.ie


‘The CREATE project was approved by Government with support from the Dormant Accounts Fund’.

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