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Day of Celebration for Students from HSE Sligo/Leitrim Community Link Disability Programme

Tuesday 8th of November was a day of great celebration for 21 students from the HSE Sligo/Leitrim Personal Support and Training Services who received their QQI Certificates in the Education Centre Sligo Institute of Technology.

Ann Marie Banks, Service Manager welcomed participants and guests to the event. She congratulated the students on their success and said, ‘They should feel very proud. I would like to thank the tutors who had supported the students and also the many partner organisations including Sligo VEC, Sligo Sports & Recreation Partnership, Employment Response North West, Solas and the various local employers and voluntary agencies for their continued support. I would like to give a special thanks to Sligo IT and the Business Innovation Centre for the collaborative approach in supporting students from the HSE Community Link Disability Programme.’

Niall McEvoy, Head of Innovation Sligo IT said “Having the students from the HSE Community Link Disability Programme on the campus has been an enriching and rewarding experience for all at Sligo IT”.

Anne Marie Ward, Manager of HSE Day Service Supports & Guidance and Support Unit congratulated the students on what they had achieved.  She paid tribute to the management, tutors and support staff of the HSE Training Services.  

She stated ‘I would like to acknowledge the importance of the collaboration and inter- agency work in providing integrated responses to the needs of persons experiencing disability which is very much in line with the HSE New Directions policy. I would also like to thank the families of the students for their continued support; the afternoon was a lovely way to mark the student’s achievements.’

HSE Programme Participants and staff pictured at the recent QQI Award Ceremony held in the Education Centre, Sligo.  Included in the photograph are Ms Anne Marie Ward, HSE Regional Manager and Mr. Niall McEvoy, Head of Innovation, Sligo IT who presented the certificates.
Photo: James Connolly

The HSE service which is based in Ballytivnan provides personal support and training services to adults with a disability.  

For further information on the Service please contact the Service Manager at 071 9143214.