New opportunities for young people at Newry programme

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Friday, May 4th, 2018

The Southern Health and Social Care Trust recently launched a new workshop for young people with disabilities in conjunction with the social enterprise community group called SPACE.

The workshops are based in Newry and are designed to prepare 16-17 year olds for adulthood by developing employment skills, creating connections and networking opportunities.



Speaking to Newry Times, Mark Irwin, Operational Manager for Short Breaks said, “The Good Space is a place for young people to participate in free training, socialise, learn new skills and prepare for the next chapter in their lives.”

“Young people will have the opportunity to sample a range of activities such as up-cycling, designing furniture, product promotion, retail experience and digital marketing while customising their days at The Good Space.



“After a successful open day on 20 April we are extremely excited to start working with the young people that are participating in the programme,” he added.

For more information on the service or how to get involved please contact Ruth Purdy on or Tel: 077 7542 0471.



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