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Beach wheelchairs available for use now at Leisureland

Ability West’s All Ability Inclusive Beach Accessible Wheelchairs are now available for use.

The Beach Wheelchairs are being stored at Leisureland, Salthill, Galway. The key for the storage facility can be picked up from reception at Leisureland. Disabled changing and shower facilities are also available.

Bookings for the Wheelchairs can be made with Amanda Hayes of the Physiotherapy/Occupational Therapy Department on 091 540 900 or email amanda.hayes@abilitywest.ie

Galway City Churchgate Collections

Thank you to all the volunteers and everyone who donated to our Galway City Churchgate Collections. The total amount raised was €3,362.92. Funds raised for Ability West are utilised for our ongoing capital programme which includes: new buildings, renovations to existing buildings, specialised equipment and minibuses, all required for the provision of services and supports to children and adults with intellectual disability and autism in Galway. Your support is greatly appreciated, as always.

Connacht Clan Table Quiz in Aid of Ability West – March 9th

If you would like to be in with a chance of winning a spot prize and do something for a great cause , then look no further because we’ve got you covered!

The official supporters club of Connacht rugby, “Connacht Clan” will be holding their Annual table quiz in aid of Ability West on Thursday March 9th at 8.30pm in Murty Rabbits on Forster Street in Galway City. There is a registration fee of €40 for a team of 4 people which is payable on the night.

Service Users from Criost Linn ADS meet Minister Finian McGrath at Launch of “Our Lived Experiences of Housing and Transport”

On Monday January 23rd Service Users from Criost Linn Adult Day Services (ADS) and the Service Users Council attended The National Platform of Self Advocates Launch of “Our Lived Experiences of Housing and Transport” held in Dublin. This was a report on the research findings of the National Platform of Self Advocates and Centre for Disability Law, NUI Galway. This was delivered by Mr Finian McGrath T.D. and Minister of State at the Departments of Social Protection , Justice and Equality and Health with special responsibility for Disability Issues.

Don’t Miss the 10th Annual Menlo Walk on Sunday February 12th

It’s that time of year again. The annual 5 mile Menlo walk in aid of Ability West is celebrating ten years and this year hope to raise a bumper €10,000 to mark the occasion. The walk takes place on Sunday 12th February, starting at 12:00 Noon from Scoil Bhride Menlo, Galway City. Full details of the event can be found under “Upcoming Events” on www.abilitywest.ie A shuttle bus is available from the city, please contact Brega at 087-6179886

VIDEO!- Second Chance to see Dochas Adult Day Services (ADS) Feature on the RTE Evening News

In case you missed it, last Saturday January 21st Dochas ADS featured on the RTE Evening News. The segment highlighted the benefits and value of the Rural Social Scheme to local community groups. Click on the link below and skip to 5min and 50 seconds in to watch it. Congratulations to all involved who made Ability West very proud.


Leap Offering Workshops for Families on February 1st and 2nd

About Leap

Leap is a family-led, non-profit organisation that works on behalf of children and adults with developmental disabilities and their families. They work with families, their supporters and allies, people with disabilities, service providers and others.
They focus our efforts on increasing expectations of what is possible in the lives of people with disabilities. They support families to build a vision of a good life and focus on relationships,belonging and socially valued roles for their family member with a disability.


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