Ability is co-financed by the Irish Government and the European Social Fund as part of the ESF Programme for Employability, Inclusion and Learning 2014-2020


The aim of our Ability Programme is to support young people, aged 16-19 years, with a disability who are not in education, training or employment.

We work with young people who are not engaging in services to create a plan for their future through:

  • using a person centred approach
  • creating personal action plans,
  • tailor-made education and training programmes
  • employment supports
  • supporting people back to education and training
  • support employers in Kildare to be more inclusive

How we support Ability Programme participants:

  • We support project participants who are not currently engaging with other services by using a range of person-centred approaches including the development of a personal action plan to identify training needs in personal/social and employment focused skills.
  • We get to know each participant and assist them in creating personal goals.
  • We assist young people to develop the confidence and independence required to participate in education, training and employment.
  • We support people to identify suitable education and training options.
  • We support employers to upskill and become more inclusive and provide more meaningful roles for people with disabilities.


There are set eligibility criteria for this Programme:

  • Aged between 16-19 years. (Proof of age will be required)
  • Have a diagnosis of a disability or in receipt of disability allowance


View  information flyers here:

Information for Employers – Ability Programme

Information for Young People – Ability Programme



Connected – Respected – Included

Press Release Employer Engagement


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For further information please email our Project worker Carol:


Please note the Ability Programme is not accepting new referrals at the moment – March 2021.


Carol Donohoe

Ability Programme Project Worker

Carol Donohoe