The Appleby Trust provides training in developing work and social skills alongside people with learning disabilities. Print it has supported over 500 people in work training over the last 20 years. We currently provide a number of different services in our three Print it branches situated in Armagh, Banbridge and Lurgan; providing a sheltered training environment for adults aged 18+ with a learning disability from the Southern Trust Area. The sites trade as Graphic Design Social Enterprises meaning that all the money we earn through sales is reinvested into the projects that we run. Print it provides the adults with learning disabilities a foundation to grow through two years person centered support, in turn meeting their training needs. The adults learn and develop work and social skills through participating in the finishing of the printed goods which are produced in house from design to printing packaging for members of the public. This can include bespoke wedding stationery, business stationery, raffle tickets, gift vouchers, posters including wide format, banners etc.
Our adults benefit from the unwavering support of job coaches, whose role is to equip them with the skills necessary to progress to further opportunities in the community. Printit Armagh, Banbridge and Lurgan are part funded through the Northern Ireland European Social Fund Program 2014-2020 and The Department for the Economy and The Southern Health and Social Care Trust.
For more information on how you can be referred to the project, contact The Appleby Trust on 028 3751 8211, your Social worker or The Daytime Opportunities team on
028 3883 3266.