Friday, November 24, 2017

Frontline Issue 70

STEP BY STEP GUIDE TO BASIC COOKERY

During 2005, Yvette Ebbs and Shirley Conlon ran a basic cookery course (at Dún Laoghaire College of Further Education) for ten STEP Enterprise service users who were given the opportunity to buy, prepare and cook healthy meals. They were also taught about personal hygiene and safe cooking. The class was very successful, but they soon realised that a basic...

Meeting the Needs of Children with Disabilities

While the child with disability has similar needs to any child in society, he/she also has additional and unique needs requiring specialist approaches to care. The aim of this book is to highlight the principles that define the fundamental aspects of care delivery to children with special needs. Areas of knowledge and practical skills explored include: the social and...

SPEAKING UP

This is a series of four short books for people with disabilities, looking at advocacy and the things needed to start out as a self-advocate. The reviews here of three of the books should encourage many people to investigate the full series, both for individuals and for self-advocacy groups. INTRODUCING ADVOCACY (Book One) The word advocacy is a term that is...

Women’s health: An ecological approach

What three things are most important in your life? Most people who respond to this question will name good health as fundamental to a life of quality. The expectation of longer life, especially in Europe, no doubt heightens the value placed on health. But, like the pursuit of many glittering prizes, gaining health is not a simple matter. An...

The Jericho Syndrome

The reader will remember very well the problem faced at Jericho. The leaders of the people, the executive and their management team, were in the city under threat. But there was a large high wall around them, and whilst they could peek fearfully over the wall to see the threat, it really did not matter. They had closed and...

STEP Enterprises — Carol’s story

Lexi Houston, our Programme Manager, asked a group of mothers from STEP Enterprises to do a talk at the Inclusion Ireland conference in Kilkenny on the 20 June. We were going to be in Kilkenny for our annual mother and toddler respite holiday, so I agreed. I felt very nervous as I haven’t spoken in front of such a...

Independent personal advocacy service

In 2006 the Independent Personal Advocacy Service was developed as part of an initiative to support the development of advocacy services in the community and voluntary sectors in Ireland. The project is run by Inclusion Ireland in partnership with two residential services that have agreed to act as pilot sites for the duration of the advocacy project until 2010-The two...

Longford Advocacy Partners in Disability

Longford Advocacy Partners in Disability provide new professional advocacy service for people with disabilities in Co. Longford This new project is managed by County Longford Citizens Information Service and directed by Longford Advocacy Partners in Disability (LAPD), a steering committee which consists of local organisations who deal with people with disabilities in the county. The project is initially a two-year...

The Irish Association of Advocates

Every person has the right to be in control of his or her own life and in decisions which affect them. However, sometimes, whether through frailty, disability, financial circumstances or social attitudes, they may find themselves in a position where their ability to exercise choice or to represent their own interests is limited. In these circumstances advocates can help...

Seasamh model of leadership and advocacy

In 2002 the South Eastern Health Board had the idea to get the people living in counties Carlow, Kilkenny, Tipperary (South), Waterford and Wexford and who used intellectual disability services to meet. At first this ‘idea’ was just to listen to what persons thought about services. Encouraged by the health board and managers of other centres, SOS Kilkenny set...