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 […]

Competition Winners

We do love a competition at ILS and this week saw the conclusion to ‘Face on a Plate’. As usual with ILS food-art competitions, all the entries are photographed due to their perishable nature, and then displayed together in head office for everyone to see. All the staff and guests coming to our lovely new […]

Happy Halloween

Seasonal events play a big part in the lives of those we support. So it’s no surprise to us that Halloween is a firm favourite. This week’s party in Pencader had every detail covered…. The first step in organising a successful Halloween party is to decorate the house. And boy did they decorate the house! […]

A Change of Season

One of the joys of living where we do, is to witness the change of seasons and Llanerchaeron National Trust Estate is just the place to be as autumn begins to take hold. Our plan was to walk from Llanerchaeron to Aberaeron along the beautiful wooded path. However, Storm Callum’s teeming rain meant a change […]

Staff Well-Being

Having consulted staff about the idea of setting up well-being training some months ago, it was really pleasing to see it become a reality this week. And judging by the smiles on the faces of those who came out of the session at the end of the day, we realise it was a worthwhile exercise. […]

Dawid’s Dinner

It says a lot about the atmosphere inside our houses when individuals are more than happy to chip in with potentially boring dinnertime activities. The menu planner had said Thursday night was lasagne night all week long, so it was great to see ILS Support Worker Martyna helping Dawid to make it a reality. Left […]