Day Services

Our focus is on providing day services to people in a community setting.  
Involvement in community activities plays a big part in this programme, and using local amenities and resources in the community is a key feature.  Individuals are supported to use public transport and become active participants in local community groups.

Examples of activities include participation in adult education classes such as computers and literacy, use of local fitness centres, work experience and/or paid employment.

We currently provide programmes and support in the following areas:

  • Life Long Learning and Education
  • Rehabilitative Training
  • QQI Certificates
  • Supported Employment

Life Long Learning and Education

Lifelong learning programmes are not time limited.  They offer learners the opportunity to progress at their own pace. The programmes provides a chance to explore new activities, and develop new skills and personal interests.

Examples of activities are:
cooking, home management, arts and craft, drama, health and fitness and computer skills.

Rehabilitative Training Programme

This is a four year training programme that focuses on enhancing individual capacities and work skills.  Throughout the course, a person will have the opportunity to develop skills and confidence in personal, social and life skill areas, as well as participating in work experience placements. On completing the programme, individuals may move onto employment and/or further training.  They will also have gained accreditation through FETAC/QQI.


Saint John of God Liffey Region is registered as a Provider with the Further Education and Training Awards Council (FETAC/QQI).  Most of our day programmes can support a person to achieve a FETAC Certificate.  This means that individuals who are learning and developing new skills can have this education recognised at a national level.  Certificates can be gained at FETAC level 1, 2 and 3.

Supported Employment

Our Supported Employment programme helps people with disabilities to find, secure and maintain employment in the open labour market.  We have a number of Employment Support Specialists who work with job seekers, employers and work colleagues to help people succeed in the work place.  They also run a number of job clubs that help people explore work options, identify work interests and develop job seeking skills.

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