Carmarthen Rocks

You may have seen a fun, new initiative that seems to be going viral on Facebook recently; Carmarthen Rocks. The idea is really simple. You paint a rock, hide it and wait for members of the public to find it. When they do, it’s photographed, posted on Facebook and then re-hidden for others to repeat. […]

All in a Day’s Work

In our last blog, we were delighted to share the news that we’d been shortlisted as finalists for the Apprenticeship Awards Cymru 2018. We’re really proud of this national recognition, as it vindicates our ongoing culture of supporting staff with the same enthusiasm and energy as we do our service users. This week it all […]

Award Finalists

Inspiration Lifestyle Services has a lot to be excited about.  This week saw the completion of our head office training rooms (pictured) and as if that wasn’t enough to be excited about, we’ve also been shortlisted as finalists for the Apprenticeship Awards Cymru 2018. This prestigious accolade is the culmination of many years of commitment […]

Sleep-in Shifts

You may or may not be aware that the law on payment for sleep-in shifts has changed frequently over the last few years. Historically care providers would pay staff a flat fee for sleep-in shifts of around £30. This changed in 2014 when an Employment Tribunal ruled that sleep-in shifts should be paid at the […]

Green Fingers

Work experience is not just about giving an individual something to do to fill their time. It’s about developing skills and positive social interactions. Farmyard Nurseries in Llandysul gets it. For a few hours this week we followed Rhodri and support worker Aled, as they got busy in this large but quiet nursery. Amidst a […]

A Local Walk

Local walks have the potential to be really interesting and this is exactly what we found this week at our Ty Pin Coed residence. It was the perfect summer’s day and for some in our party (me) it was a first time visit to Mynyddygarreg mountain. This allowed JJ and his support worker Julian to […]

Ordinary Patterns of Living

We’re currently developing our domiciliary care business and have begun recruiting in the Aberystwyth area. Today we’ve chosen to highlight that a large part of this work is simply supporting ordinary patterns of living. The slideshow below shows our staff doing just this, giving you a flavour of what’s required.   1 2 3 4 […]

Brilliant BikeAbility

For a consistently brilliant and affordable weekly activity, none come much better than BikeAbility. Tucked behind Dunvant Rugby club, Swansea, BikeAbility Wales is a registered charity that provides cycling opportunities to people of all ages and in particular for those with mental and physical disabilities. We’ve been coming for many years and in that time […]

World Cup Winners

Every four years we’re presented with a golden opportunity to further the numeracy and literacy skills of those we support with fun, bespoke card games. Of course, it’s World Cup time. With so many of our young individuals loving the game of football, it seems to us a no-brainer to make activities based on the […]

Go Gateway!

If ever you wanted to find the perfect example of different organisations coming together to enrich the lives of those we support, then Tuesday nights Gateway is it. Carmarthenshire People First have run Gateway events for many years, but the the marriage with Trinity St. David’s student union seems to us the perfect match.  One […]