It took Willy longer than most to get around to “popping the question” and he did so in style in Hillview on Valentine’s day this year. In true customary fashion Willy went down on one knee and proposed, and of course she said yes.
We invite you to take part in a project about the impact of the pandemic on you as a carer.
We would like you to be part of a group discussion about this. The findings will be used to create a programme to help carers of loved ones with profound and multiple learning disabilities.
If you would like to register for this project or want more information please contact Dr Trisha Forbes email: firstname.lastname@example.org
18th October 2021
As you are probably aware an open meeting was held on the 16th September in the Glenview, which was attended by over 30 family members, SHS Chairperson, Board representatives from the Family Advocacy Group and the CEO, and facilitated by ourselves in Ómra.
The purpose of this meeting was to discuss how the connection between families and Sunbeam could be strengthened and how a better partnership could be put in place between the two.
Based on the feedback received, there was, of course, a mix of views in relation to how the meeting went but, on the whole, it was regarded as positive and that it is essential to continue on this journey for the benefit of all. There is a willingness and a desire to continue the dialogue and for families and Sunbeam to find ways to communicate more.
In response to the many questions and issues raised on the night, a document is being prepared by members of management in Sunbeam and this will be sent on to you in advance of the next meeting.
It is intended to hold a follow-on meeting on Wednesday the 17th November at 7.00 p.m. in the Glenview.
The purpose of this meeting will be to discuss and agree how the voice of families can be effectively represented by the family representative group but also through more local or specific support groups e.g. respite, residential, employment, new families. There will be a further opportunity for some general questions and discussion although the emphasis will be on how communication between Sunbeam and family members can be strengthened in a more structured way.
Please keep a note of this date. A reminder, further details and the responses from the first meeting will follow closer to the time.
Catherine McIntyre Tina Tully
6th October 2021
The SHS Board wishes to establish a Strategy Working Group which would report to the Board. The purpose of the working group is to assist the Board in the preparation of the SHS Strategy Statement for consideration and approval by the Board along with its implementation in the coming years. The Board believes that the families of SHS Clients and Clients should be part of the working group.
The Board welcomes expressions of interest from family representatives who would like to be involved in the Strategy Working Group. Family and Clients provide a unique perspective in terms of the lived experience which is an important component in the development of our strategy. To participate and collaborate in the working group, representatives should have previous experience in strategic planning and implementation. The wider composition of the working group will include representatives from the SHS Board and the Senior Management Team.
The work of the strategy working group will start in October. Meetings will be held in person and virtually and will be in the afternoons and evenings. It is likely that meetings will be held monthly over the coming months.
If you are interested in participating, please email email@example.com by Friday 15th October 2021 outlining:
1. Why you wish to be considered and what you hope to bring to the working group
2. An outline of experience in strategic planning and implementation
The Board Nominations Committee will run a selection process to fill any working group positions in line with our corporate governance requirements.
Chair of Sunbeam House Services
As I went strolling around Galway Bay Birds singing
Sweetly Sun shining Wind slightly blowing the cobwebs away
Looking at the love of my life being at peace with life
The bay has a loving feeling to keep you rocking and reeling
With time on your hands when you’re walking the Bay it’s all in hand
Eyre Square its one big fair Salt Hill will give you a thrill
It’s a sight to see you will definitely agree
Connemara is a place you won’t want to miss
A sea cruse around the bay ah sure it’s the only way
Good food great craic it will bring you back
One Summer early Morn
Birds were singing a lullaby song
Tweeting together in sweet Harmony
Walking together hand in hand
River flowing down the Stream
Hoping it’s not a dream
Both of us with a great big smile
Picnic packed just hope I stay on track
Little breeze blowing softly by
Meeting people saying hi
There’s not a cloud in the sky
Having Coffee and scones as a treat
It’s a thing you can’t beat
Getting to know each other’s habits likes and woes
One way to keep it flowing
Not wanting it to end
Starting of as just good friends
Each day as it comes
Wanting it to progress nice and slow
Praying I don’t blow it
That would be my perfect summer’s day
Hi all Thank you so much for sponsoring our 20k walk here in the Cube for Ash we raised 500 for the Animal rescue. We have continued our support by collecting essential needs for the rescue centre .I have enclosed a list of items they need if you can contribute in any we would be delighted we can collect any time.
“Viewpoint was very disappointed to hear the negative story about Sunbeam in the media and want to say how much we are standing by all staff for their hard work during the virus and for their support in making sure everyone got vaccinated. Viewpoint wants to remind people of all the positive stories during this past year – of keeping people safe, the stay-at-home stories about learning new skills like gardening and cooking, the videos made, the poems written and lots of other positive stories like our Social Distance Stickers and of course the Viewpoint song ‘We’re in this Together’. We also want to say that our thoughts are with the families and friends of the people we lost during this difficult time.”