Friday, November 24, 2017

Frontline Editorial – Personal Control and Dignity for All

sunrise
Ah, Summer. Ireland’s annual dull, warm July has kicked in, and everyone is a little brighter, even if the sky isn’t always. For some it’s the football, for others it’s the garden. And in a memorable year such as this, where we have lost so many of our most cherished stars and entertainers, we said goodbye (temporarily at least),...

News from Inclusion

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.

Personal Budgets Conference – a review

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.

Relationships and sexuality for people with an Intellectual Disability – a new programme

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 – Niall Crowley

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.

Inclusion Ireland / Down Syndrome Ireland Direct Payments Seminar

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....

Local supports in the ordinary places of rural communities

Dolan Family
It's not often that in life you get a chance to be involved in something that really captures your interest and your enthusiasm. Social Farming has for me, as it has for Miriam, Ben (14), Saoirse (12), James (11) and the rest of my wider family.

Homesharing Schemes – Muiríosa Foundation

The Muiríosa Foundation provides both respite and long-term support though the Share a Break and Room to Share schemes. The Share a Break scheme has been developing over the past 30 years.

Horse Power

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.

Respite Care – an infographic

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......