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Horsing Around

Trying out new experiences can sometimes be a hazardous and risky thing to do. But with our deep understanding of the service users we support, coupled with our experience in making sensible risk assessments, a trip to the Dyfed Shire Horse Farm this week turned out to be a wonderfully positive and rewarding experience. We […]

100 not out!

Today we’re celebrating because we’ve reached an amazing milestone; our 100th blog! To mark this momentous occasion, we thought we’d make this blog a little different. Instead of one of our usual stories about our service users activities or the work of our amazing support workers, we’ve interviewed ILS CEO Steve Jamieson. In a wide […]

Pool Champ

Another week, another ILS sports competition. On this occasion it was the annual ILS pool tournament and like last weeks event, a black ball finish meant things couldn’t have been more exciting. Pool is popular amongst our service users, so it was no surprise to see nine competitors taking part. Representing all our residential homes, […]

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 […]