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Apr 17, 2015

Eolas Clothing Appeal

De-clutter your house.

We are looking for old clothing, curtains, bedding, towels, phones, etc.

Shoes to be bagged seperately please.

We are collecting unwanted items and are hoping to fill a room with bags of clothes etc.

Last day for collection is Friday April 24th 2015.

Contact: Lorraine on 086-843 8182

Apr 16, 2015

Hair play

Hi all

I just got my hair cut for the Rapunzel Foundation: http://rapunzelfoundation.com/. They make hair pieces for people with alopecia. As well as hair-raising they do fund-raising at: http://rapunzelfoundation.com/index.php/donate-money/.

Please give if you can.


Michael Cuthbert
Valley View

Apr 13, 2015

Self-Directed Living

In 2 days time, some Free Regional Workshops on Self-Directed Living will be taking place. Located in various parts of the country.


Apr 1, 2015

Last Year's Big Race Champion Dares Anyone to Challenge his Reign

Padraig writes:

The Sunbeam House Services Road Race is coming around quickly.
This was an excellent event last year and it would be great to see as many Sunbeam locations represented as possible.
So if there are people who are interested in doing the race but don't know where to start.
I would be happy to develop a training program.
This would be a six week program starting on Monday the 13th of April. The program could be tailored to whatever level you are at.
So could be "Couch to 5k style" or if you are targeting a Personal Best.

So let me know if you are interested and what distance and level you are.

Planned Race Distance
- 5K Walk
- 5k Run
- 10 Run
- Part of Relay team

- Complete Beginner (No Running)
- Novice (Do/did a little bit on treadmill or short runs)
- Intermediate (Run/Ran a couple of times a week but to no structure)

I am part of Belpark Triathlon Club and Rathfarnham Athletics club and coaches from both have agreed to help me develop training program.

I would encourage as many people as possible to do the race. if you are interested in the training programs please phone my number 0857068534.

If we get enough interested we can look at organising running groups.

Padraig Ruane
Self-Directed Living Coordinator and Current Holder of the Lucinda Sullivan Perpetual Trophy


I think I speak for both Catherine Hayes and myself in calling out anybody who is brave enough to try win the trophies off us.

Mar 31, 2015

Sign up to Run or to Lend a Hand!

Count down is on for the BIG EVENT

10K & 5K Run/Walk
Starting & finishing at the Coral Leisure Centre Arklow at 12 Noon
24th May 2015
Enter online with Precision Timing
We Need A Team of Runners From Each Unit
(Relay Event min of 2 people or max 5) Perpetual Trophy for the winners
Perpetual Trophy for SHS Staff (Best Time for 10K & 5K)
Current Holders of this prestigious award
Padraig Ruane SDLP Project & Catherine Hayes from Valleyview
Lots of prizes & T-shirts
We Need Walkers, Runners & Helpers
If you have a few hours to spare next Sunday morning  24th May  to volunteer and help with registration, stewarding, making sambos, handing out refreshments etc.
Please do not hesitate to contact any of the following:
Martin O’Rourke  086 0471891,
Pat O Reilly 086 0261682,
Lynda Burke 086 8387784.
Jennie Vickers 086 4102785

Disability awareness sessions in schools


Bray Area Partnership are organising free Disability Awareness sessions for students in local schools during March and April.

Mar 12, 2015

Job Shadow 2015

Ann Corr tells us all about creating and building on Job Shadow Day success in Kilkennny at the IASE/NIUSE conference.

Mar 9, 2015

Please Donate to Shave or Die - Paul Reynolds

Yes Folks,

It’s that time of the year again. Paul Reynolds is up for the challenge as usual! He has been growing his hair and his beard for months now and just can’t wait to get it all shaved and dyed!!

I have sponsorship forms here at Reception and all donations will be gratefully received for this very worthy cause! See you soon!

Clare at reception, SHS, Killarney Road, Bray.

Free Workshops in Self-Directed Living in April


Mar 6, 2015

Calling All Employers

Calling all employers - get involved in Job shadow Day 2015 - its a fantastic way for a person with a disability to expand their range of skills.

Even the Taoiseach is taking part.....and at the Enda the day thats what matters; having all the community take part together.

Above, is Aaron discussing Job Shadow Day 2013 in RTE.

Mar 5, 2015

Martin receives an award

Martin receiving an award at the NWSPCA (North Wexford Society of Prevention of Cruelty to Animals).  He  volunteers every Wednesday in the Gorey Dogs Home and won an award for his effort there.  The presentation was held on Monday, 2nd March 2015 in the Loch Gorman Arms, Gorey at 7.30pm and was supported by Audrey Eckersley. There was a group photo taken for the Gorey Guardian and the Gorey Echo newspapers.  Last year the NWSPCA in Gorey rescued 550 dogs for 2014.  Martin enjoyed the evening.

Garden Team at the Dogs Trust

The Garden Team in Bray recently took a Trip to Dogs Trust in Finglas.  The service users spent a few weeks collecting old blankets and duvets to be used as bedding for the dogs in the centre. The Dogs Trust really appreciated the donation and all enjoyed the visit to see the dogs.

Mar 2, 2015

Arklow 10k and 5k Run is Back

This is your chance to get off the couch after the long and cold Winter and get back in training.

Whether you wish to run or walk this race is for you. Tell your friends, tell your families. All are welcome.

For those that would like to take part by pushing someone in a wheelchair with the 'Push Power' team just get in touch on 01-286 8451.

Thanks to D'arcy Sands and Ellis Well drilling for their kind sponsorship!

Colleges running fewer courses suitable for students with disabilities, says report

A culture of “low expectations” and a limited supply of appropriate training courses have been identified as key barriers to people with intellectual disabilities entering further education.

Our friends over at W.A.L.K. compiled a great report. Once we get our hands on that final report we will post it here too. In the meantime read the full article on the Irish Times ....


Feb 12, 2015

A Valentines Poem

Your face is like Diamonds

Your smile is as pure as silk

Your lafter is as good as gold

Your hart is warm and loving

Your voice is as pure as the sun

You walk like a lady of leisure

Your teeth shine like pearls

you talk with love and conviction

you gleam with pride and passion

You stand tall and never fall

I love you and i hope you love me to

Stephen Browne