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Two RehabCare Limerick clients who participated in the Equestrian competition at the Special Olympic World Games

Our Social Impacts 2014

Every year, Rehab makes a difference to the lives of thousands of people, in the communities in which we work. Here are some of the ways in which Rehab supported people to achieve their dreams, enhance their lives or live more independently in 2014.

  • 3,198 people who used our services were supported to get and maintain jobs.
  • A total of 22,210 people were supported directly in 2014 by Rehab Group, with a further 46,521 people supported by our delivery partners.
  • 1,541 people were supported by Rehab Care’s community-based resource centre services to live more active lives in their own communities.
  • 100,000 tonnes Rehab Glassco facilitated the collection and recycling of over 100,000 tonnes of glass which equated to 479,000,000 million individual bottles, jars and cans.
  • 90% of people who completed programmes at National Learning Network training centres progressed to employment or higher levels of training and education.
  • 355 children and adults availed of RehabCare’s centre-based respite services, which provided over 7,041 nights of respite, as well as after-school and day respite.
  • 126 people were supported to live independently in the community in our supported accommodation services.
  • 414 people with disabilities were sustained in employment in our supported businesses, providing a range of quality services to customers in recycling, logistics, packaging, textiles, retail and document scanning.
  • 1,359 qualifications were achieved by people accessing Rehab’s training and employability skills services.
  • 194,664 hours CareLink, RehabCare’s homebased services, provided more than 194,664 hours of personal supports across Ireland to people with disabilities and the older person in their own homes, enabling them to live more independently.