Bowling Bonanza

This week saw the annual ILS Bowls Tournament at the Excel Bowling centre in Carmarthen and everyone deserves a pat on the back. From the venue, the ILS staff and the service user participants, it was a brilliant afternoon for all of us who were lucky enough to be there. On arrival you could tell […]

A Day at the Races

If you like your high-octane entertainment, not much beats a day at the West Wales Karting centre in Haverfordwest. From the warm welcome on arrival, the emphasis on safety and of course the brilliant track, it’s an activity that’s hard to top. The lads from our Mynyddygarreg residential home have been go-karting before but none […]

Light it up Blue

Light it up blue is observed worldwide every year on April 2nd. It is an international event dedicated to raising awareness about autism. On that day, landmarks around the world are illuminated in blue in support of those who live with autism. Here at Inspiration Lifestyle Services, we have celebrated this event since 2014.

A Log Blog

A blog about logs might sound boring, but to James, it was the highlight of the week. Every six weeks or so, James is lucky enough to have a weeks’ holiday at our respite cottage in Cilcennin. The trick to a successful week is engaging James with tasks and activities that stimulate and engage. And […]

Football Fun

If you don’t like football, look away now! Today’s story is about how we take something really simple, the premier league table, and turn it into a meaningful numeracy and literacy exercise. Tom loves football. And he knows that if you like football too, then there’s only one thing to talk about. He’s always up […]

Eyes down for Bingo

JJ gets super-excited about bingo. And we can see why. Relaxed, safe and friendly would just about sum it up. His weekly trip down to Swansea is carefully managed. With a set limit on how much he can spend, there’s never an issue when, perhaps inevitably, he doesn’t win anything. But it’s not about the […]

Brilliant Baking

Life Skills come in all sorts of shapes and sizes. For Tom and Dawid, Fridays are college days and for them, this means cookery classes. Obviously, cooking is an essential life skill but it’s not something that everyone is necessarily good at or interested in. As it happens, both the boys seem to have the […]

Listen Up!

We’re always looking for ways to improve our website and how we communicate. To this end, we’ve added a new feature to our site this week; the ability to listen to all our pages. At the bottom of each page you’ll see a ‘play’ button along with the text, “Listen to this article”. Hit the […]

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 […]