St John of Gods (Community Services Ltd)

Saint John of God North East Services provide a range of services to children and adults in the in counties Louth, Monaghan and Meath including personal development training,  vocational training and supported employment opportunities.  For further information contact

Saint John of God North East Services (Louth, Monaghan and Meath)

Saint Mary's



Co Louth

Tel: 00353 (0)41 685 1211

Acquired Brain Injury, Ireland - Work4You Service

Acquired Brain Injury Ireland, formerly The Peter Bradley Foundation, was established in 2000 and is Ireland’s leading provider of flexible and tailor-made services for people with an Acquired Brain Injury (ABI).   These services include: Assisted Living Services,  Home & Community Rehabilitation Services, Day Resource Services , Rehabilitation Support, Case Management, Education Programmes and individual development.

Liberty Consortium

Liberty Consortium is made up of representatives from local schools, community, voluntary and statutory sector and is based at the inclusive Playtrail site.  The purpose of the Playtrail is to provide an inclusive approach to play and provide increased training and employment opportunities for young adults with learning disabilities.  The site also incorporates a large community garden and allotment area which is used for training purposes. 

The Appleby Trust

The Appleby Trust along with our sister company Appleby Careers Project Ltd. provides a range of supported employment and vocational training opportunities for people with disabilities.  As well as traditional supported employment in the community, the organisation provides sheltered training opportunities in both of the Print It social firms in Armagh and Dungannon.

Training and Occupational Support Service (HSE)

Training and Occupational Support Service is delivered by the Health Service Executive (HSE) and provides occupational guidance which is one to one advice, support and guidance to enable people with disabilities (all areas of disability -  physical, learning, mental health, sensory and hidden disabilities) aged from 18 – 65 to make an informed choice about their rehabilitative and occupational options.

The Training and Occupational Support Service will provide guidance on Rehabilitative Training Programmes (RT) and Sheltered Occupational Programmes (SOS).

Vocational Education Committee (VEC)/Education and Training Boards

Vocational Education Committee (VEC) provides a broad range of Educational Services including post primary schools and colleges, further and adult education. VECs have been replaced by Education and Training Boards and 16 new Education and Training Board will replace the 33 VECs across Ireland. This reflects a change in legislation to provide for reconfiguration and amalgamation of VECs and the establishment of SOLAS which will incorporate the transfer of training functions of FÁ

Vocational Training Programmes

FÁS has been dissolved (27 October 2013) and Vocational Training Programmes will continue to be delivered by your local Education and Training Board (formerely known as Vocational Education Committees).  They will continue to deliver an extensive range of training programmes to clients entering the labour market for the first time, job changers, persons wishing to up-date or acquire new skills, those changing careers, persons with a disability and early school leavers.  

These include:


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