Planning Ahead

The late, great comedian Spike Milligan once said he hated plans because without them nothing could go wrong. Whilst this may have worked for him, in the real world nothing could be further from the truth. Making plans is completely fundamental to everything we do. And for very good reasons. For anyone with a learning […]

Biking Heaven

When a combination of things come together, a good outcome can become a really great one! This week we ventured up to Pembrey Country Park, a venue our service users are very familiar with. But the newly created National Closed Road Circuit is a massive bonus to those who love their cycling. And Alex loves his […]

Happy Six Nations

With the annual Six Nations rugby tournament starting today, we took the opportunity to get in the spirit with a person-centered card game. We took the ‘Happy Families’ game and morphed it into the sport we know a number of our service users love. The result was an hour of brilliant fun, great conversation and […]

Annual Inspections

Every year each of our facilities gets a random inspection from the Care Inspectorate Wales. These are vital in telling us, our residents’ families and the local authority how things are progressing. Our latest inspection was of our residential home in Mynyddygarreg. You can read read the full report here. An inspection typically lasts a […]

A Weekly Favourite

It seems that getting fit isn’t just a January thing for residents of our Mynyddygarreg residential home. Our service users play a full part in deciding what they do each week and going to the gym is a consistent weekly favourite. Encouraged and supported by our diverse staff team, Adrian and JJ thoroughly enjoy their […]

New Years Resolutions

For many of us, January is the traditional month to start something new, change a behaviour or simply make a fresh start. And for many of our service users it’s the perfect time of year to re-double efforts to become healthier and as a consequence, happier. This week we followed Amanda and Rhodri to two […]

Party Season

Christmas may be over, but we thought it would be fun to look back at some of the parties, functions and dinners from the festive period. One of the highlights has to be the Service User Christmas dinner. For the second year running we rolled up at the Savoy Country Pub where we were fed […]

Caring in the Community

With our Domiciliary Care business now in full swing, we thought we’d take a closer look to see how things are progressing. Our experience in supporting challenging young adults in our residential services gives us a brilliant starting point for helping the elderly. On the surface, these services seem poles apart, but actually there is […]

Destination Christmas

A lot of things need to come together for a successful work placement to result in a really positive outcome. Between ILS’s brilliant care team and Gwili Railways dedicated volunteer group, Rhodri couldn’t wish for a better environment with which to develop his skills. At this time of year it’s all hands being busy prepping […]