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Ready for Work Briefing

  • Mon 16 September, 2013

WHAT: Ready for Work Briefing

WHEN: 19th September at 10:00 am

WHERE: Swift Room, Gresham Hotel

HOW:  Register here

If you have an interest in sustainable solutions to address anti-social behaviour in Dublin City Centre, we would like to invite you to attend a briefing to hear about one such solution. The Ready to Work Programme engages business to support disadvantaged groups to gain and sustain employment. Its objective is to find work placements for individuals who have recently come through rehabilitation, are in stable accommodation and are ready to make that vital last step back into employment.

At the briefing you will hear speakers from:

  • Marks & Spencer
  • Dublin City BID
  • Business in the Community, and
  • Successful Programme Participants

Dublin City BID members, such as Marks & Spencer and Boots, are among the 52 Dublin businesses that have participated and benefited from engaging with BITC on the Ready to Work Programme.  While these are larger companies, we see enormous scope for smaller and family run enterprises to also become engaged.

A little background…

Dublin City BID, DCBA, and Dublin Chamber through the auspices of the City Business Policing Forum, which is chaired by the Lord Mayor, are working with our respective members to create employment opportunities for people who have successfully come through addiction supports. For many, this final hurdle into stable employment can be the most difficult step and all three business associations are committed to assisting as many people as possible to successfully take this last step. Gaining employment dramatically increases the chances of someone staying drug free for the long term.

Similar models of business supports for rehabilitation programmes have formed a core element of response to dealing with anti-social behaviour in places like New York and these programmes have been very successful.

For any questions about the programme event or how to get involved, contact Gerard Farrell via email here.