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 his 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 […]

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 […]

Spoilt for Choice

Many of the individuals we support love a good beach walk. And of course we’re so lucky to have so many wonderful beaches on our doorstep, that we’re spoilt for choice. This week, Tanya and John were on Pembrey beach and despite it being really windy, the fresh air, exercise and friendly chatting meant a […]

Loveable Spuds

Several times a year we organise fun competitions between all our houses. This can be anything from predicting the winners of big sporting events to come dine with me. Around the early autumn we like do to a foody competition and this year’s challenge was ‘Best dressed/decorated potato’. Once the posters had been put up […]

Birthday Bash

JJ had been looking forward to his birthday party for ages, so it was with some relief and much joy when Thursday 28th finally rolled around. As with all our service user activities, a lot of thought and planning took place with JJ involved in all aspects; invitations were sent, party food was saved up […]

Tea on the Tracks

ILS has been familiar with the Gwili Steam Railway for many years. Indeed quite a few of our service users have themselves volunteered here for valuable work experience. So, it didn’t take much to persuade JJ and Adrian to save up for a trip on a steam train. Despite being busy with retired tourists, the […]