Community Employment, Training and
The aim of Community Employment is to enhance the employability and mobility of disadvantaged and unemployed persons by providing personal development, work experience and training opportunities for participants within their communities. In addition it helps long-term unemployed people re-enter the active workforce by breaking their experience of unemployment through a return to work routine.
Réalt Nua is the Rehabilitation, Training & Education service of Ballyfermot Star. The Philosophy of Réalt Nua is to support individuals to reach their full potential. We offer individuals support to progress into mainstream education and/or employment while also providing the opportunity to address the issues resulting from their addiction in a structured and non-judgmental environment. The Réalt Nua Programme is supported by the Department of Social Protection (DSP) and The City of Dublin Education and Training Board (CDETB).
Services provided at Réalt Nua:
- Evidence based group work: Reduce the Use, Recover Me, Community Reinforcement Approach (CRA), Peer Support, Personal Development.
- QQI Education and Training
- One to One Key Working
- Holistic Therapies (Acupuncture, Reiki & Massage)
“I am in Réalt Nua the past two and a half years. Before I came here I was on drugs and getting into trouble, picking up charges, taking cocaine and smoking grass.
Réalt Nua has helped me a lot by getting my certs from QQI modules such as Maths, Communications and Career Preparation and Fork Lift licence Since starting in Réalt Nua I haven’t picked up one charge and have my plan in place which I am sticking to. I am currently looking to get my driving licence.
In Réalt Nua the staff have helped me a lot and I probably wouldn’t be alive today if I didn’t come here. I would recommend anyone with a drug problem to Réalt Nua because it has been a great experience with the staff and peers.
Thank you for having me”.
Réalt Nua Service User