The Department for Communities has announced the re-appointment of Mr William Leathem as Chair and Mr Raymond Havlin as a Member to the Board of Ulster Supported Employment Ltd (USEL), for a second term, from 1 August 2023 until 31 July 2027. Both have served on the Board since 1 August 2019.
USEL was established to provide supported paid employment for disabled people. Approximately 70% of employees at its manufacturing and recycling facility in Belfast have a disability or heath related condition. Today USEL is the largest supporter of people with disabilities within Northern Ireland with offices in Belfast, Londonderry and Portadown. Each year the company supports over 1,200 people with disabilities in more than 750 companies to enter and sustain economic employment through its various employment programmes