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National Advocacy Service

By |2018-08-08T12:14:57+00:00August 8th, 2018|

The National Advocacy Service is a free, independent and confidential service fully funded by the Citizens Information Board. NAS provides advocacy to people with disabilities over the age of 18. This includes elderly people who have disabilities, people with intellectual disabilities, physical disabilities and people experiencing mental health issues. They have a particular remit to provide advocacy services to people who may be isolated from their community of choice or mainstream society, live in residential services, attend day services, people who may communicate differently and who may have limit informal [...]

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“Getting Citizens Online” Training Scheme

By |2018-03-12T09:50:24+00:00March 12th, 2018|

The Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment is funding community, voluntary and not-for-profit organisations to provide citizens with basic digital skills training under the “Digital Skills for Citizens” Grant Scheme. The scheme aims to provide citizens who have never used the internet with the confidence, motivation and skills to reap the benefits of today’s digital world. Training classes are provided free of charge with a view to removing a key barrier to digital adoption. Training is targeted at people over 45, farming communities, small business owners, the unemployed, persons [...]

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