Members of the ‘Friends of Ability West’ committee presenting a cheque for €48,000 to Ability West following a very successful charity dinner in Clareglaway Castle with chef, Michel Roux Jr., holder of two Michelin stars. The funds raised will be used for furnishings and specialised equipment in new purpose-build apartments which will allow individuals with intellectual disability to live as independently as possible in a safe and person centred manner.
Genio & The National Federation of Voluntary Bodies are co-hosting a Supported Self Directed Living Family Workshop. This event will be held in Gort, Co Galway and is open to family members who intend to be engaged in Supported Self Directed Living (SSDL) processes, or who are interested in learning more about the SSDL approach to developing good lives. Numbers are limited so book early.
Date: Friday 13th May 2016
Time: 9.30am to 4pm
Venue: The Lady Gregory, Gort, Co Galway
Fundraising dinner for Ability West takes place in Claregalway Castle (15 April)
Award-winning chef, food consultant and author Michel Roux Jr, Chef Patron at La Gavroche in London, and GMIT Culinary Arts students will cook and serve a charity dinner at Claregalway Castle on Friday, 15 April in aid of Ability West. The team will be joined by Michel’s daughter, pastry chef Emily, and GMIT lecturers Noel Loughnane, Diarmuid O’Conghaile and Sinead O’Connor Lomas.
Date: Monday 25th April 2016
Time: 9.30am to 4pm
Venue: The Tullamore Court Hotel
This event is open to family members of people who are engaged or intend to be engaged in Supported Self Directed Living (SSDL) processes, as well as family members who are interested in learning more about the SSDL approach to developing good lives.
We are delighted to advise that the Spring 2016 edition of our Newsletter, Care Alliance Ireland Exchange, is now available to download. Click here to download the Newsletter
Issues covered in this edition include;
After the hugely successful Lámh for life Photo exhibition that was held in 2014, we are delighted to announce that we’re going to do it all again this year! Well done to everyone involved last time, and if any service users, staff or families are interested in taking part: