“9K Stretch”?

Gorey Credit Union are organising a “9K Stretch” – a walk, run or cycle – on 16th June 2013 to raise funds for the Hope Centre in Enniscorthy.   The 9K begins and ends at the credit union which is located just off the main street in Gorey. The HOPE Centre offers wonderful free services and support for cancer patients. You can …

Public Meeting

Speak Up & Be Heard     Invitation to a Public Q &A Meeting for People with Disabilities & their Families with your Public Representatives Where: Arklow Bay Hotel When: Monday 15thApril Time: 8pm This is a rare opportunity for people with disabilities and their families in County Wicklow to raise issues in person with your Local TDs and hear their …

Sue Ryder Charity Shop, Arklow

The Sue Ryder charity shop has opened a community shop in the recycling centre in Arklow. On the first week of each month they ask a local group or charity to become involved , the money taken in during this week is then donated to that particular group. Next week from Tuesday to Saturday inclusive, is ‘Our week’  !!!! All …

Cars Made to Order

A lot more things in life should be tailor-made for the individual, don’t you think?

Independent Living

http://www.thejournal.ie/independent-living-intellectual-disability-sunbeam-840357-Mar2013/ Tara and Carmel and Lenny the cat discuss their new home. Great article featuring some of our service-users, thanks to thejournal.ie

Yarnbomb Project

Here are two photographs of patches that some of the service-users and staff have made for the Yarnbomb Project which is part of the Wicklow Arts Festival. The two girls in the picture are Nicola and Patricia who are sorting the patches. Both ladies made over thirty patches between them. We now have a total of almost 60 patches!


One of our service-users, David, recently took out an I-Pad and found that WiFi is available in many places. David even found he could get WiFi on the Dart. David is pictured here looking at cars on the I-Pad while on the dart. WiFi is out there, make sure you are too.


Here is a petition to stop the cuts to disability.The rest of the website looks very informative too. http://www.disability.ie/disability-cuts-petition Mobility allowance protest We would like you your family and friends to sign the petition below which will be put to James Reilly and Enda Kenny to show your outrage at their decision to make more cuts on the vulnerable people …

Service trends: Towards ‘Independent Living’

http://www.nda.ie/website/nda/cntmgmtnew.nsf/0/FF7105D82D4C7E6D80257877005A8745/$File/DevelopingServices02.htmlAn article well worth reading from National disability AUTHORITY on Independent living

Wheelchair Discrimination

http://rabble.ie/2013/03/10/wheelchair/ – Good article and response to one man’s access issues in a Dublin nightclub. From…Originally From…


Just a guy in a wheelchair crowd-surfing Originally From

Employ Ability Mayo

employabilitymayo.ie is a supported employment outfit working in County Mayo very similar to what we do here in Wicklow with Connect.

Special Olympics National Competition

We are very proud of John Rowan and Joe Stevenson from one of our units, Arklap, who competed in Special Olympics national competition on Sunday 10th March.  John won gold for swimming and Joe won Bronze for Bocce. Well done lads!

Beautiful Bray Website

http://www.beautifulbray.com/ A new site with lots of videos and info you just might like about Bray and Wicklow…..like which celebrities have recently been spotted on the seafront.

Home Share Service

Short Breaks for Adults with an Intellectual Disability, an initiative supported by Sunbeam House Services (SHS). The Home Share Service supports people in the community to be a host to support an adult with an intellectual disability for short periods of time and include them in their own life. People can apply to participate in the service who are married, …

Who said Punk Rock is Dead?

A member of our transport team arrived in this morning with a new haircut. Is it for charity? For a dare? Is it a new policy in Sunbeam that the driver must dye their hair the same colour as their bus? If you know, please let us know. He should have done the eyebrows as well to complete the look. …