FACET celebrates 21 years of supporting people with a disability
Archived news: published on Tuesday 26 Jun 2012 by Fife Council
Councillor Judy Hamilton, Roseanne Fearon, Head of Adult Services, staff and service users
Last week saw FACET celebrate 21 years of providing training and work experience for people affected by disability or long term health conditions. The open day profiled past and present projects and, was an opportunity for all involved with FACET to celebrate the huge achievements of service users over the past two decades.
Since starting life in 1990 as a small social business, FACET has grown and expanded and assisted many people to gain or regain employability skills. Many former participants have gone on to full employment and several have been supported to become self employed.
The organisation has also been involved in many community projects and exhibitions throughout Fife providing people with a focus and purpose for their work and, on display was an exhibition of projects past and present.
There was an excellent turn out and the birthday cake was officially cut by Councillor Judy Hamilton, Executive Spokesperson for Social Work and Health.
Roseanne Fearon, Head of Adult Services said: “The work of FACET is central to our commitment to support people with a disability or illness to live as independently as possible. FACET provides free, confidential, practical and flexible support to individuals and employers enabling people to achieve their employment goals and employers to support disabled employees. This was a wonderful opportunity to celebrate this and to hear from people how the service has made a difference to their lives.”
Councillor Judy Hamilton, Executive Spokesperson for Social Work and Health added: “The event was a wonderful opportunity to reflect on how the work of FACET really has an impact on people’s lives and how it builds confidence and skills to get people into work or businesses of their own.”