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ISO 9001:2008

Ability West has been awarded the ISO 9001:2008 Certification for its quality management system by the National Standards Authority of Ireland.  This is a great achievement and provides independent inspection, audit and validation of the services and supports we provide.  Our organisation went through an extensive audit process in July 2013, from which we have been awarded this internationally recognised Certification, which not only provides us with a framework for developing quality processes, but also drives continuous improvement.

EmployAbility Galway

Ability West is committed to supporting individuals achieve their employment goals, and to access supported employment.  This is done through our involvement with EmployAbility Galway www.employabilitygalway.ie which was set up in 2001 in partnership with Ability West, Brothers of Charity, Enable, and National Learning Network.  At present John McHugo, Director of Finance and David Joyner, Area Services manager are members (in a voluntary capacity) of the board of directors of EmployAbility Galway.  The service is funded by Department of Soci

Pretty Fingers

Pretty Fingers was first conceived in 2008 in Ability West when some service users expressed an interest in doing beauty therapy as a program.  The concept grew from being an in house activity and has become its own business, run and managed by the service users involved. It is intrinsic  to Pretty Fingers that the service users involve themselves in all and evry stage of the running and development of the business.

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