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Success for all completing the Antrim and Newtownabbey LMP Course

Updated: Mar 9, 2023

AdaptNI, in partnership with the Antrim and Newtownabbey Labour Market Partnership are currently providing Specialist employment support “Bridging the Gap” to the Deaf, hearing loss and Tinnitus communities throughout the Borough. This 3-month project included an opportunity for clients to complete an accredited training course, BED and AED, Level 2. (Basic life support and automated external defibrillator)

Labour Market Partnerships, which create targeted employment action plans for council areas, are funded by the Department for Communities, and allow for collaboration at local and regional level to support people towards and into work. On 15th February AdaptNI and Trainsafe supported 3 Antrim and Newtownabbey Borough council residents to complete the course and achieve the accreditation in Antrim Civic Centre.

Alex Leslie, AdaptNI Director, “Our first training has been a great success, with all who completed the course now certified with a level 2 qualification. At the training we had two interpreters and two notetakers, along with a Deaf aware trainer ensuring equal access and understanding for everyone taking part.”

There is still time to avail of local support. If you or someone you know is Deaf, has hearing loss and/or Tinnitus and specialist employment support can help, get in touch to discuss how “Bridging the Gap” may be of benefit on your employment journey.

AdaptNI Director Laura Murphy Sloan; “AdaptNI is committed to ensuring equal access at all stages of the career journey We understand the barriers people can face when looking for and applying for work, we work with the client and their needs to ensure reasonable adjustments and solutions are in place. Completing an accredited course adds value to a CV and encourages team working and peer support ”

Bridging the Gap will support people throughout the AN Borough area with; CV building, job searching, interview prep, support to change career or increase your hours, support to access further education and include an accredited training qualification for participants.

For more information on AdaptNI and to register your interest either as a participant or as a prospective employer, visit or email

AdaptNI CIC (Community Interest Company) is a non-profit organisation providing Specialist Deaf Employment Support & training services for the Deaf, hearing loss and tinnitus communities across Northern Ireland. You can Text / Phone / WhatsApp the team; Alex - 07546749834 or Laura –

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