We offer full and part-time life skills training programmes for people with physical disabilities in Clontarf, Kilkenny and Wexford.

These training programmes are two-year accredited courses with a strong focus on developing life skills and working towards personal goals.

Also known as Rehabilitative Training they are funded by the HSE. They are an ideal option for school leavers and young adults and are open to anyone with physical disabilities.

Who can join Life Skills Training?

You must be between 18-65 years and have a physical disability.  You do not need to be a wheelchair user.

You will need to have basic reading, writing and numeracy skills – or a strong interest in improving these skills.

You will need be motivated to take part in a training course and be interested in learning new skills and working on personal goals

What learner supports are there for participants?

Every learner in IWA is given the opportunity to discuss any individual needs that they may have. Examples of some of the learner supports available can include, scribing, readers, support in sourcing assistive technology and assessments in alternative formats.

For more information on IWA’s Support for Learners, please contact one of our Life Skills team. You will find a local contact person’s details below.

Life Skills training programmes are based in Irish Wheelchair Association centres where trained Programme Assistants are available to support participants in taking part in training activities and with other personal care needs.

IWA has Life Skills training in Dublin, Kilkenny and Wexford.

Contact our Life Skills team:

Clontarf, Dublin:
Sara Gregson, Irish Wheelchair Association, Blackheath Drive, Clontarf, Dublin 3. E-mail sara.gregson@iwa.ie or phone 01 818 6478.

Eimear Phelan, Irish Wheelchair Association, Claddagh Court, College Road, Kilkenny. E-mail eimear.phelan@iwa.ie or phone 056 776 2775.

Lorna Earle, Irish Wheelchair Association, Lochrann House, Cinema Lane, Wexford. E-mail lorna.earle@iwa.ie or phone 053 948 2522