A Few Firsts

Our new Head Office is coming along nicely. The downstairs areas just need some final 2nd fix work to finish and once that’s done our soft mat training can begin. Upstairs saw a few firsts this week; our first sing-song with the piano and our first classroom training session. The addition of blinds to the […]

Good for the Constitution

Anyone on the autistic spectrum will know that a change of routine can sometimes be a real challenge. Naturally, we understand this and go to great efforts to make sure that when end of term holidays come around, Rhodri has lots of fun activities lined up. One such activity during the Easter break, was a […]

Creative Juices

Art is often about communication, so it’s not surprising to see our staff using their skills and experience to help our individuals express themselves and have fun. This week Support Worker Alex’s passion for creativity was exploited to the full as he took JJ and Adrian on a journey of discovery and learning which all […]

It’s Spring

After what has seemed like an endless winter, spring is officially here. The clocks are going forward, the temperature is rising and our gardens are beginning to come alive again. At our services, this means time to dust off the gardening tools. Many of our individuals have green fingers, so it doesn’t take much persuasion […]

Painting Pottery

The first thing you notice when you park up at Gwilli Pottery are the stunnings views. We were really lucky to have chosen a sunny day to visit this charming location and the boys were happy to take in the vista for a few minutes and have their photos taken. A short walk up some […]

Birthday Bowls

Everyone likes to celebrate their birthdays in different ways. While some may like a quiet day without fuss, others like to mark the occasion by throwing a party or going out with friends and family. For Tom’s birthday he fancied a trip to the bowling alley, so at 11am staff and service users from all […]

Intensive Interaction

As part of a wide ranging and person-centred set of weekly activities, a number of our service users benefit from Intensive Interaction sessions. These can form part of a ‘total communications’ approach that has positive outcomes in the well being of those we support. From flash cards (pictured above with John and Nina), to board […]

Good Luck Daphne!

This week we said goodbye (but not farewell) to Daphne who is taking her maternity leave to have her second child. The office staff took the opportunity to wish Daphne all the best by throwing a surprise lunchtime ‘jelly and ice cream’ party. The look on Daphne’s face – priceless!

A Day in the Life

The benefits of Respite have long been known, but the quality of the care provided is crucial in making the whole thing work. This week we sent along Life Skills Coach Nick Hermann to ILS’s respite facility in Cilcennin, Ceredigion to see what goes on. On arrival at 9am, I might have been forgiven for […]

Everyone’s a Winner

Adrian Williams, from Ty Pin Coed, wrote his name in ILS history this month by becoming the latest winner of the annual ILS Pool Tournament. Previous winners include Amanda Jane Davies and Tony Carrington, but nothing could be done to stop Adrian becoming this years deserved champion. Adrian’s path to glory was not an easy […]