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Our Story


AEL was established in 1999 as the first social firm in Northern Ireland!


As a social enterprise we provide people age 16 – 60 who have learning disability/difficulty, aspergers, autism or other disadvantage, with training and employment opportunities, enhancing their lifestyle, and thus allowing them to engage more effectively in the community.

Our aim is to develop sustainable businesses in which we can provide disadvantaged people with the skills, experience and confidence to find employment within the open labour market. We also aim to create employment within our own businesses for those we are seeking to help.

We currently provide over 100 training places per week to individuals, where they gain work based skills, improve their interpersonal skills, and develop self-confidence and self-esteem. Individuals are given the opportunity to work as part of a team and complete tasks as part of a mixed ability workforce.


Social Enterprise Activities

 
  Social Enterprise Activities

   Candyrush
   Packaging & Assembly
   Sample Making
  Lunchbox Café
   Naggy Burn Garden Centre
   Naggy Burn Allotments
   Clearer
   Facility Hire

Training Programmes

Our Mission


AEL was established as Northern Irelands first social firm to support those with disabilities, health conditions and social disadvantage into meaningful employment.


To provide disadvantaged people with the skills, experience, and confidence to find employment.

Social Enterprise Activities

Social Enterprise Activities

Candyrush
Packaging & Assembly
Sample Making
Lunchbox Café
Naggy Burn Garden Centre
Naggy Burn Allotments
Clearer
Facility Hire

Find out more

Training Programmes

Training Programmes

Transitions Programme

Hands On Training Programme

Day Opportunities

LIFE

AEL Larne | Find Out More


Training Programmes

Employers Support

Learning Disability Awareness training for Staff / Volunteers

Inclusive Employers Awards

 

 

AEL Larne | Find Out More


Social Enterprise Activities

Social Enterprise Activities

Candyrush
Packaging & Assembly
Sample Making
Lunchbox Café
Naggy Burn Garden Centre
Naggy Burn Allotments
Clearer
Facility Hire

Find out more

Training Programmes

Training Programmes

Transitions Programme

Hands On Training Programme

Day Opportunities

LIFE

AEL Larne | Find Out More


Training Programmes

Employers Support

Learning Disability Awareness training for Staff / Volunteers

Inclusive Employers Awards

 

 

AEL Larne | Find Out More