Very early on Saturday, September 11th Glen and his keyworker Jean left to join Glens band-mates from the Inbhear Mor marchers to go Athlone to participate in the All-Ireland and European Ranking Competition.
Lyn Kirby is a unit manager in Arklow who recently went to the Peruvian Amazon. She went as part of a medical team to look after the needs of the local villagers who are poor and don’t have a lot.
It cost Lyn a lot to volunteer; she had to buy her own tickets amongst other things. She is already saving to return there next year. I think you will agree she has a kind heart.
Lyn is deathly afraid of spiders so it was an astonishing feat that she touched a tarantula. The guys on board the boat told her it was dead but when they threw it into the water Lyn noticed it moving its legs and swimming!
Tune in the end of every month to check out the most watched Youtube videos. Videos are constantly ‘going viral’, meaning they spread like a virus. Here is your feed to the hottest clips online right now. This is Sunbeam News’ answer to ‘Casual Friday’.
Congratulations to staff member Eoin Buckley (CSW Applewood & 3A Vevay Rd) on his recent success in securing one of the three fellowship awards available for support staff working in the Intellectual Disability Sector in Ireland.
The fellowship awards come from the City University of New York and were negotiated for Ireland through the Skill Programme (www.skillproject.ie). The Skill Programme was established to enable opportunities for support staff in the health services to return to learning or upskill.
A total of 9 awards were made available – 3 for Intellectual Disability services, 3 for Acute Hospitals, 2 for Older People Services and 1 for Mental Health Services.
Eoin had to complete a formal application and interview process. In addition to a monetary award, the award also provides a mentoring programme.. This is a great achievement for Eoin and we wish him every success in his studies. Well Done!
In an initiative prompted by Bray partnership, Sunbeam House Services have joined forces with other community groups to lobby local politicians for the swift passing into law of the Mental Capacity bill.
The bill was introduced to the Oireachtas in September 2008 and two years later has still not been passed. Mental capacity legislation is imperative to secure the rights of vulnerable people.
The ‘Name John Hannigans Dog’ competition is over and I can confirm that his name is Dixie.
Excerpt of the Sunbeam House section of the show Nationwide. Aired 13-08-10.
Alexandra is a fantastic artist in our midst. Her paintings are hanging in many of our units and have a very unique and colourful style to them. She uses mostly a special type of felt marker for the majority of her work. She spends a lot of time painting both at home and elsewhere. If you would like an Alexandra original hanging on your wall contact Eolas for further details.