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Disability activation project

The Minister for Social Protection, Joan Burton, told Billy Kelleher (FF,  Cork NC) that she had expanded the disability action project with a call for proposals closing on 13th April (Dail Eireann, Debates, 18th April 2012, 819).  The programmne, co-funded under the European Social Fund, aimed to increase the potential of people on disability or illness payments to participate in the labour market, on a case management approach.  She also announced that she had launched, in February the partial capacity benefit scheme; and that activation programmes for people with disability had now been consolidated under the EmployAbilty Service with wage subsidy scheme, job search, on-the-job training, disability awareness training support, employee retention grants and workplace adaptation grants.