The Workability International Annual Conference 2010, incorporating the Workability Europe Conference 2010, and in conjunction with Rehab, took place from 27th to 30th September in the Burlington Hotel, Dublin, Ireland. It was attended by more than 100 delegates from around the world.
Introduction to the Conference
The world economy is in flux. Across the continents, markets are changing rapidly and all organisations must adapt quickly to ensure their sustainability in a new world.
What lessons have we learned from the past? What can we expect the future to look like? And how can we be to the forefront of shaping that future for our organisations and to the benefit of enhanced employment opportunities for people with disabilities?
To answer these questions, providers of employment services for people with disabilities considered the changes that have occurred over the last number of decades, the barriers that have emerged in the past and the challenges and opportunities which exist as we look to a more prosperous future.
This conference was a significant opportunity for the members of Workability International to take stock of the current position and to explore ways that we can be involved in setting a strong course for a sustainable future.
Copies of the presentations made at the conference are available here
If you have any queries regarding the Conference, or any other matters, please contact:
Ann O'Beirne, Conference Co-ordinator, Rehab Group, Roslyn Park, Sandymount, Dublin 4.
Tel: 353-1-205 7265, Fax: 353-1-205 7373, firstname.lastname@example.org
Rehab is a leading non-governmental organisation which works towards a world where every person has the opportunity to achieve their potential. We work in local communities to provide high-quality services and opportunities to people who need them. Every year, more than 50,000 people and their families benefit from the supports provided by Rehab in over 200 locations.
Over 3,600 Rehab staff provide health and social care, training and education, and rehabilitation, employment and commercial services in Ireland, the UK, the Netherlands and Poland. This year alone, in Ireland, Rehab will train 5,000 people, many of whom require additional supports, and set them on the path to further education, training and employment. Close to 500 people will be placed in jobs in 2010, and we will continue to support 200 people who use our services in part-time employment, while directly employing a further 200 people with disabilities in our commercial division.
Workability International is the world's largest body representing providers of work and employment services to people with disabilities. It is the focus and voice for providers of disability employment services throughout the world who offer:
More than 3.5 million people with disabilities are engaged in work programmes - accessing employment and work - delivered by its 135 member organisations in some 42 countries.