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Apr 14, 2014

Living with Autism

A good little video about what its like to live with autism...


Homelessness in the Community

Sunbeam Client Services Manager Jenny Smyth gave a talk recently along with other members of the community around homelessness and housing.

She described a model where Sunbeam House Services worked with Bray Town Council to fund and build apartments for adults with an intellectual disability, which could be replicated for the homeless community.

Full story at the Wicklow Voice.

Apr 7, 2014

I Pity the Foo

Mr T.'s influence is far reaching.
Well done to Paul Reynolds who yet again took part in Shave or Dye this year. He had his hair dyed in the Cherrytree at the weekend. He is a good sport. His sponsorship card is still available at reception in SHS Bray for another couple of weeks if you wish to donate a few quid to a worthy cause.

Apr 1, 2014

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Job Shadow Day 2014

Dessie Fitzgerald who job shadowed in Today FM with presenter Ray D'Arcy

On Wednesday 9th of April 2014, hundreds of individuals with disabilities throughout Ireland will be afforded a unique opportunity to shadow a workplace mentor as he or she goes through a normal working day at hundreds of companies and employment sites throughout Ireland.

Nationwide Job Shadow Day, sponsored by IrishJobs.ie, is organised by the Irish Association of Supported Employment (IASE), promoting employment rights and access to work and training for all people with a disability in Ireland.

Everyone from local businesses, community organisations to government departments, celebrity chefs, TV personalities and even the Taoiseach will show their commitment to inclusion in the workplace by taking part on the day.

To find out more about how you can get involved and to sign up to take part in this exciting initiative, see http://www.iase.ie/pages/job_shadow/job_shadow.html

Mar 28, 2014

Mar 25, 2014

Shave or Dye 2014

Look who is letting the hair all hang out again for a good cause in 2014. We should have a bet on how long it will get.

Paul Reynolds in Flexi North is taking sponsorship for a good cause.

You can donate at reception, Killarney Road, Bray.

Mar 24, 2014

Future Mom

Thanks to Manja for the link.

Johns Move

John Maguire has a big decision to make. He has to move home. He's 59 years of age and has lived in the same type of home since he was just two: sheltered accommodation.


Heres a link to a an RTE radio programme.

Thanks to Michael Cuthbert for the link.

Mar 11, 2014

Ablevision Film Festival

Our film, 'Your Power, Your Vote', has been chosen to be screened  at the 2014 Ablevision Film Festival on Saturday 29th March.

Our film festival starts on Friday 28th March  from 7 - 9.00 pm with our Lord Mayor  from Drogheda opening  the Festival.

Screenings on Saturday,  to  take place between  1.00 & 5.00 pm

Awards ceremony for 1st , 2nd and 3rd place  starts at 7  till  9.00 pm 

Fingers crossed!

Mar 7, 2014

New Community Options - People's Stories

A nice little video from our friends in Cheshire Ireland. Featuring John Murtagh whom we work with from time to time.

The biggest Loser


 just to let you know that operation transformation has now finished and we would like to congratulate all who took part .

We started two weeks into the programme but we managed to loose 12 and a half stone as a group so well done to everyone. 

Jean and Siobhan

Feb 19, 2014

Operation Transformation Update

Operation Transformation Update - so far the group has lost a staggering 9 stone well done to you all keep up the hard work.

Jean and Siobhan

Feb 18, 2014

Ah, C'mon now!

10-level steel wheelchair ramp dumbfounds Dunbartonshire

West Dunbartonshire council's '£40,000' solution to disability access complaint leaves neighbours and Lally family dumbstruck.....read more at the Guardian

Where Does the Weight Go?

The amazing facts behind where the weight goes when you lose weight. Do you know? This is a great little video, hopefully our Operation Transformation group will enjoy it.

Feb 14, 2014

Feb 12, 2014

Another 3.5 stone

Operation Transformation in its second week lost another three and a half stone.

Well done !!

Jan 28, 2014

The Sunbeam Supremes

....give us a few words of comradeship and encouragement....

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Deal Effect continues to roll out fantastic deals every morning to my inbox. There seems to be something for everyone. I saw a 75% discounted I.T. course that took my fancy and the other day there was some half price meals to treat my other half to. There was weekends away and hair and make-up treatments all at great prices.

Go to DealEffect.ie and choose Sunbeam as your charity of choice.

11% of all the proceeds goes straight back to charity!