Friday, April 28, 2017
Frontline Issue 52

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Reviewed by Yvonne Duffin, Senior Clinical Psychologist, St Catherine's Services, Newcastle, Co. Wicklow

Respite care is one of a variety of supports offered to parents of children with intellectual disability. It is widely seen as an important...

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An exhibition at the National Museum of Ireland records the experiences of a group of adults with disabilities. It is also about what objects and things mean to us all explains Audrey Carroll, Supervisor, Choices Department, St. John of God Carmona Services, Dún Laoghaire & Helen Beaumont, Education and Outreach Officer, National Museum of Ireland

‘A Few of Our Favourite Things…’ is an exhibition organised in collaboration with the Choices Department, St John of God Carmona Services, Sunbeam House...

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Mary McEvoy’s house has a pram, carrycot, feeding chair, nappies, toys—she marvels that once again she has babies to care for.

Just when I thought I had been there, done that, bought the teeshirt and tie-dyed it … I became a grandmother. The millennium brought me...

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With the support of respite care, families can be given a break from their daily care and the family member with a disability can experience broader social contacts writes Emma Foley, RNMH, Respite Care Services, Stewarts Hospital Services

Introduction Respite care has been defined as a family support that provides temporary relief from the rigorous physical and emotional demands involved in caring for...