Walking Football

With elite football seemingly back to normal with relentless fixtures and full stadiums, it is especially pleasing to see grass-roots football also now in full swing. For Rhodri this means the opportunity to socialise with friends and play the game he loves after 18 months of curtailment. Through an initiative between Sarah Owens, physical activity […]

Garden Adventures

If you enjoy adventures in a lovely country setting, then look no further than Bwlch y Geuffordd Gardens in Bronant. This is where we took James while enjoying a weeks respite with ILS. The gardens are a thing of beauty. Developed and evolved over 40 years, it’s full of wildlife habitats and is bristling with […]

Shed Activities

The shed in our Mynyddygarreg home’s back garden is not just for storing things like bikes and lawnmowers; the boys have been using it as a workshop. And by the look of the photos, both the process and the outcomes have been highly rewarding. Making anything from wood takes a bit of planning. With expert […]

Good Timing

It would seem that Amanda and Rhodri were blessed with some good timing, as they enjoyed a short break in the glorious summer weather at Barry Island last week. Accompanied by deputy manager Nina Rees and team leader Ollie Clarke, their holiday was jam packed with fun, games and entertainment – not to mention gallons […]

Green Fingered Fun

Gardening, whilst not everybody’s cup of tea, has been a brilliant activity for our service users during lockdown. The benefits of gardening are well known; from boosting your mood and lowering stress levels, to improving self esteem and eating healthier. For service user Andy, it’s been a great way to spend some time outdoors and […]

Litter Angels

If you’ve noticed less litter in Pencader recently, in part this is down to staff and service users from Gelynnen doing their bit to clean up the town. A few months ago during a service user house meeting, it was discussed and agreed that we could make a positive contribution to our local community’s appearance. […]

St. David’s Day

What better way to liven up another day in lockdown, than to have some fun celebrating St. David’s Day. That’s exactly what the staff at our residential home in Pencader decided this week. And the first code of conduct was to wear something Welsh. Needless to say, everyone made a great effort. With Rhodri and […]

A Birthday Message

This week saw the birthday of one of our residential care service users. However, because John has been isolating with his parents since the beginning of the lock-down in March, we were unable to do all our usual birthday activities in person. Undeterred by this minor setback, our staff team decided to send John a […]

A Heartfelt Thank You

Never more than now have two little words meant so much. Last week we had a correspondence from Andrew Morris, father of Tom, who lives in residential care with ILS. We were so touched by his thank you, that we thought we should share it with you. “Just to let you know that myself and […]

Coronavirus Statement

A statement on the current Covid-19 situation from ILS Managing Director, Ann Bateman. We would like to provide reassurance to everyone that we will be doing everything we can to ensure the safety of everyone who is a part of ILS during the Coronavirus outbreak. As senior managers we are having regular meetings to review […]