Helping the people we serve to be more independent; helping them to contribute to and be more included in their communities; empowering them with the skills and confidence to be active in the workforce; and supporting them to be in charge of their health and wellness.
We are a charity that champions the value of diversity and inclusion for people with a disability or disadvantage, in their communities. Together, we will constantly learn and seek to provide excellent services to foster and enhance social and economic independence.
Our values underpin all we do, shape who we are and how we work with one another, in our organisation and in the community:
Advocacy: Challenge exclusion and promote inclusion
Quality: Strive for excellence in all aspects of our work
Dignity: Respect the unique worth of every person (that includes people who access our services, families, employees and volunteers)
Justice: Act with integrity, honesty, commitment and accountability in everything we do to ensure equity, fairness and transparency
Team Work: Foster an environment that encourages change, growth, trust in our organisation and in partnership with others, working together as one Rehab team
Rehab is a charity that champions the value of diversity and inclusion for people with a disability or disadvantage in their communities.
Our mission is to help the people we serve to be more independent and to contribute to and be more included in their communities; empowering them with the skills and confidence to be active in the workforce, and supporting them to be in charge of their health and wellness. Over 30,000 people use Rehab’s services – children and adults with disability, people on the autism spectrum, people with mental health difficulties and people who are disadvantaged in some way in the labour market. Thousands more benefit from the services provided by our supply chain partners through our joint venture Rehab JobFit. More than 3,200 employees deliver Rehab’s services in over 200 locations in Ireland, Scotland, England and Wales.
Under the leadership of the new Rehab Board, we have undertaken a significant strategic review and comprehensive consultation process with the people we support, their families, our employees and our funders in Ireland and the UK. The result is a new five-year strategic plan, and a new vision, mission and values and set of strategic goals that reflect the views of stakeholders and give clear direction for Rehab’s future as a sustainable, transparent organisation, which strives for excellence.
In Ireland, Rehab’s services are currently provided by National Learning Network, RehabCare and Rehab Enterprises.
We provide education, training and employability skills services to over 13,000 people each year through our 50 purpose-built training, education and employment facilities in National Learning Network. People who come to NLN require additional supports to achieve their training goals, and NLN offers a range of assessment and learning specialist supports to help people to achieve their qualifications and get a job or move on to further training and education. We work in partnership with local Education and Training Boards, Solas, the Department of Social Protection and the Probation and Welfare service, as well as .a range of community and voluntary sector partners. We also work in partnership with a network of employers, to provide a range of employer-based programmes. Our programmes are QQI accredited, and we also offer City and Guilds and certain industry qualifications. We also provide a range of assessment and learning supports to students in further education colleges. For more information visit www.nln.ie
Our Community-based health and social care services are provided by RehabCare, in partnership with the HSE. We offer a range of responsive person-centred health and social care services to people with disabilities, their families and other marginalised groups within Ireland. Each year over 3, 000 adults and children avail of RehabCare’s services. Services include community-based resource centres, residential and supported accommodation, home care services, outreach and centre-based respite, delivered at 132 locations throughout Ireland. The people we support have a range of diverse needs, from individual one-to supports in 24/7 residential and day services to outreach supports to people in their own homes, to enable them to live independently in their communities. We offer specialist services to people with mental health difficulties, autism, intellectual disability and physical and sensory disability, as well as to people with acquired brain injury.
Rehab Enterprises is Ireland’s largest single non-governmental employer of people with disabilities. From various locations around Ireland, Rehab Enterprises manages the delivery of recycling, logistics, packaging and retail services. In Poland, Rehab Enterprises provides logistics, computer keyboard printing and electronic equipment repair services. At its core, Rehab Enterprises provides employment opportunities for 400 people, almost half of whom have a disability. We work with major companies and small to medium enterprises, doing kit assembly, packaging, logisitics, supplying PPE and offering a full recycling service. We are always looking for customers who share our passion for quality. For more information, visit www.rehabenterprises.ie
In the UK Rehab provides health and social care, training and education, rehabilitation and employment services. These services are principally provided by Momentum, The Chaseley Trust, TBG Learning, Acorn Training and through a partnership with Interserve, Rehab JobFit. For further information, visit www.rehabgroup.co.uk
Rehab’s role goes beyond simply providing services that enable people to make the most of their skills and talents in the workplace and in the wider community. Our advocacy role is important, and we are also a leading campaigner for reforms to policy and legislation, to remove barriers preventing equal opportunities.