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 […]

Birthday BBQ

Another new week, another new birthday and another new BBQ opportunity. That’s what we found at our Mynyddygarreg home this week, and unlike last week’s aborted birthday BBQ, this time the weather held up and we were able to celebrate another service user birthday in style. Support worker Alex was head chef for the afternoon […]

Birthday Plan B

What a great plan. The weather had been lovely, so with John’s birthday on the horizon, the staff thought the season’s first BBQ would be an excellent way to mark the occasion and bring all our services together. Except we then had the first rainfall in over a week and we all had to go […]

A Proper Day Out

Our blogs sometimes serve as an excellent tourist guide and today’s article is no exception. Taking advantage of the glorious spring weather, we headed up to Pontarfynach or Devil’s Bridge in the company of James and support worker Aled. Unhurried is a great way to describe the atmosphere we found when we parked up at […]

What is GDPR?

A really important new piece of legislation comes into force later on this month. GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) replaces the old Data Protection Act 1998. It aims to protect EU citizens from organisations using their data irresponsibly and puts them in charge of what information is shared and how it’s shared. So what has changed […]

A Helping Hand

For some ILS staff, the prospect of studying can be a daunting one, particularly if it’s been a long time since last studying. Which is why having the right training partner is so important. For many years now that helping hand comes from PRP Training from Pembroke Dock. For support worker Ollie, this week saw […]

Bursting with Pride

It’s not an exaggeration to say everyone in the room was bursting with pride. This is what we found this week when JJ and Adrian came to our new head office in Carmarthen to hang their amazing art works in our upstairs meeting room. The first job when the boys arrived was to sign their […]

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 […]