11/07/2012

Chair To Ulster Supported Employment Ltd Appointed

The Minister for Employment and Learning, Dr Stephen Farry MLA, has announced the appointment of Mr James Perry as Chairperson for Ulster Supported Employment Limited (USEL).

Ulster Supported Employment Limited (USEL) is a Non-Departmental Public Body which was established in 1962 under the Disabled Persons (Employment) Act (NI) 1945 to provide employment for severely disabled people. The Department for Employment and Learning is the sponsoring Department for USEL. USEL has a manufacturing operation in North Belfast. The factory has two sections manufacturing bedding and industrial sewing and employs over 60 people, most of whom are people with a disability. USEL also operates a number of employment programmes on behalf of the Department. These programmes include Employment Support, Workable (NI) and Steps to Work.

The following appointment takes effect from 1 August 2012 for a period of three years.

(CD/GK)

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