Monday, September 25, 2017
Frontline Issue 103

Inclusion Ireland Annual Report 2015 Our Annual Report for 2015, which includes an accessible video and an Easy-to-Read document, were both launched in June. This year’s Annual Report is another step forward in making information as accessible to people as possible.

In May, Mary de Paor attended the seminar on Personal Budgets and individualized funding held in Dublin. Here she reviews the various contributions by a number of experts from Ireland and the United Kingdom...

Inclusion Ireland and Down Syndrome Ireland hosted a seminar on ‘Personal Budgets’ at the Gibson Hotel in Dublin, on the morning of 30 May 2016. The conference room was bulging with people with disabilities and family members who were anxious to hear about new/better ways to access the supports they need and want in order to achieve greater choice and independence.

Deirdre Corby has sent in details to Frontline Magazine Ireland of a new programme launching in Dublin City University for people with an Intellectual Disability and others with in the field…

The School of Nursing & Human Sciences, DCU are launching a new programme in the area of relationships and sexuality for people with an Intellectual Disability. It is open to all

Values matter. Values shape our behaviour, attitudes and choices. Values influence the priorities of organisations and how organisations go about their business. We need organisations that are committed to equality and human rights and that prioritise values of dignity, inclusion, autonomy, democracy and social justice. Such organisations would relate in a better manner to people, benefit the full diversity of people to whom they provide services, and offer a better environment for all their staff.  The new statutory duty on public bodies to have regard to the need to eliminate discrimination, promote equality and protect human rights could be the stimulus for the emergence of just such organisations.

Values seem a bit of a luxury item when compared to the struggles of day-to-day living. They are something we should be concerned about, but maybe when we have a bit more time. Yet, whether we attend to them or not, values are shaping how we think, the choices we make, and how we behave. Values matter.

On 30th May 2016, over 200 people attended a seminar entitled ‘Personal Budgets’ hosted by Inclusion Ireland and Down Syndrome Ireland. It was in the context of the commitment in the new programme for government to set up a task force for Ireland to move forward to give people with disabilities the choice of a personal budget. The new Minister for State with responsibility for Disability was in attendance. At the moment, almost all funding in Ireland goes to traditional services.

Good morning all, thank you to Paddy and the team at Inclusion Ireland for organising today’s event and the invitation to speak with you today. My name is Avril Webster and I am here on behalf of our son Stephen who is 18 and leaving school next month. I am here today to talk about choice....

a horse

Including one or more horses as part of a treatment team may seem very 21st century, but the concept has been around for a very long time. In the 5th century BC, Hippocrates, the 'father of medicine' spoke of the horse as a healer, and throughout history we find many references to the physical and emotional benefits of having horses in your life.

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Home Care Plus, a homecare company create content related to the homecare industry, and have produced an infographic full of interesting and informative detail about respite care…

Caregivers unselfishly give so much time to tending to the needs of their patients that they can easily neglect their own health and wellbeing. In turn......