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A Day in the Life

The benefits of Respite have long been known, but the quality of the care provided is crucial in making the whole thing work. This week we sent along Life Skills Coach Nick Hermann to ILS’s respite facility in Cilcennin, Ceredigion to see what goes on. On arrival at 9am, I might have been forgiven for […]

Everyone’s a Winner

Adrian Williams, from Ty Pin Coed, wrote his name in ILS history this month by becoming the latest winner of the annual ILS Pool Tournament. Previous winners include Amanda Jane Davies and Tony Carrington, but nothing could be done to stop Adrian becoming this years deserved champion. Adrian’s path to glory was not an easy […]

Ty’r Onnen

It’s been a while since we last saw our new head office and things have moved on rather a lot. ILS CEO Steve Jamieson has been working flat out to get the building ready for occupation and it seems we’re not far off now. Indeed a move in date is now set for later on […]

Who let the dogs out?

Love fresh air and exercise? Tick. Love dogs? Tick. A beautiful sunny day? Tick. It seems everything was set fair for Dawid’s trip to Many Tears Animal Rescue this week. And what a rewarding trip it was. In the company of Team Leader Rhiannon Lloyd, Dawid was met at the reception area by lots of […]

The Last Word

The last word on Christmas 2017 is the announcement that Ceiriosen Bren won the ‘best decorated house’ competition, capturing the bragging rights from Gelynnen for another year. However, bragging rights are insignificant compared to all the positive outcomes connected with such activities and as such we thank our staff for their efforts in promoting and […]

Searching for Words

Word Searches have always been a popular activity amongst the individuals we support. It’s a fun way to spend leisure time and is a good activity to improve literacy skills. Here at ILS we’ve always understood this and with the power of the internet at our disposal, it’s not hard for our staff to visit […]

Decorations Galore

A trip down to Mynyddygarreg this week found Staff and Service Users busy getting into the Christmas spirit. With Angharad’s infectious enthusiasm for all things Christmas, it didn’t take much persuasion to get JJ and Adrian roped into making decorations. And what a fun couple of hours it turned out to be. Armed with coloured […]

Winter Wonderland

Torrential rain couldn’t dampen our spirits this week, as Alex and Dawid joined forces with JJ and Adrian to brave the elements at Swansea’s Winter Wonderland. The boys had a brilliant time trying different rides and activities, with the bumper cars being the favourite. That required several goes! When the rain got too much there […]

Dawid’s Celebration

This week we congratulate Dawid on reaching his 30th birthday. From everyone at ILS, Happy Birthday! Dawid wanted to celebrate by having a party, so his fellow house mates and staff in Plwmp set to work. Decorations went up all over the house with plenty of personalisation and at 4pm there was a house full […]

Halloween Party

Seasonal events play an important role in marking the passage of time at ILS and Halloween is one of our service users favourite times of year. With our Plwmp home being the biggest of our residential settings, it seemed a good place to play host for a party. And what a great job the staff […]