Aims & Objectives


Walkways is aimed at increasing the rate of employment of people with intellectual disabilities by providing chronologically appropriate employability interventions i.e. creating pathways to employment.

Project Aims

Equal Rights. To deliver a project that gives individuals facing significant barriers to participating in mainstream society (Target Group), a pathway towards accessing their equal right to meaningful employment.

Enabling Participation. To conduct a project that addresses the development of employment opportunities within contexts and organisations that are appropriate to individuals within the TG and their abilities.

Sustainability. To encourage statutory provision for the TG to embrace the aspirations and abilities of the individual as well as their care needs.

Support Skills. To deliver a project that provides those who support the TG with the necessary skills to help realise the employment potential of the individuals they have responsibilities for and to provide the required levels of support.  

Person Centred. To conduct a project that places the needs of the individual at the forefront of service development and implementation so as to deliver a highly relevant service to each individual in accordance with the principle of Person Centred Prescribing.

Partner ERDF (€) Total Project Budget (€)
Agoriad Cyf LP 639,441 852,587
Walkinstown Association 816,477 1,088,636
Isle of Angelesey County Council 39,025 52,034
Total 1,494,943 1,993,257

Counties in Ireland where the project is carried out:


Counties in Wales where the project is carried out:

Gwynedd, Isle of Anglesey


Name Organisation Email Telephone
Arthur Beechey - Agoriad Cyf, Porth Penrhyn, Bangor, Gwynedd LL57 4HN WALES arthur@agoriad.org.uk
Des Henry - Walk Ireland, Unit 7C Riverview Business Park Nangor Road, Dublin 12 IRELAND deshenry@walk.ie