Irish Network




Welcome to the VRA – Irish Network, we hope you will join us and build this network of professionals across the island of Ireland to promote the professional knowledge, attitudes and skills of vocational rehabilitation practitioners.

The VRA Irish Network held an initial exploratory meeting in December 2020 with 18 attendees and concluded with an agreement on the need for a network to serve the island of Ireland.  This network operates under the umbrella of the VRA UK where core communications functions will be coordinated.

Networks by their nature facilitate contact amongst people who share common passions, interests, and career paths.  Networks can also lead to lasting friendships because people support each other – and this is what is going to be more important than ever before as we navigate 2021.

Mary Finn who is based in Galway and is a Professional Member of the VRA UK is the Network Coordinator.  To find out more about the network please contact us or register for one of our events.

The network meets periodically as part of the VRA events series on the second Thursday of the month on zoom but hopes to hold some face to face meeting in the future.  Information about upcoming meetings can be found in the events section and there is no charge to attend.  Non-members are welcome and the network regularly welcomes visitors from other countries even as far afield as Canada.

To be added to the mailing list to receive details of future network meetings please get in touch

Click here to be added to the mailing list.


Some key resources

Report published by the NDA – National Disability Authority 2016

HAS – Health and Safety Authority – Guidance for Employers and Employees on Working from Home

HSE – Health Service Executive – Mental Health supports during Coronavirus times

Health Ireland – From the Department of Health, Framework for 2019-2025

Work Well and Live Well – A Public Health Agency (PHA) workplace health and wellbeing service in Northern Ireland

Coronavirus (COVID-19): practical support for individuals in NI

Dept of Health, N. Ireland. Within DoH the term “allied health professions” refers to 12 professional groups.