What is on? and Events
What is On? and Events Listing
for Adult Learning Disability Services in the Western Trust Region
For Personal and Public Involvement (PPI) Events – Please Contact:
Northern Sector – Deirdre.Kelly@westerntrust.hscni.net
Southern Sector – Jonathan.Mcguigan@westerntrust.hscni.net
November 2020 – ALD Events and Updates
Monday 30 November – Friday 4 December 2020 – Disability Awareness Week NI 2020
Derry City and Strabane District Council (DCSDC) in partnership with the Public Health Agency (PHA) are hosting an annual celebration of People with Disabilities through a Virtual Disability Awareness Week 2020, inclusive of International Day for People with Disabilities.
This is the fifth annual celebration in DCSDC and this year they are going to celebrate in a different way through the development of an online programme of activity, reaching an audience beyond the City & District to support International Celebration of People with Disabilities.
Join them to promote health and social wellbeing through the arts, during these challenging times so we can help raise awareness of the importance of creating the conditions where people with disabilities experience equal opportunity and face no barriers to participation in any element of their lives.
All event details will be available here and join in the conversation using the hashtags #idpwd #DCSDCdisabilty2020 #PHA #DAWNI2020
Time for you to connect and relax: A 4 week relaxation programme via zoom: Join our new 4 week ‘Connect and Relax’ programme to relax and recharge you!
The nature of this programme is to support Learning Disability service users and carers mental health through connectedness and the ‘Take 5 steps to wellbeing’ to help reduce isolation and stress.
This trust wide pilot programme will run for four consecutive weeks via Zoom from home or participating Day Centres with four sessions of 45 minutes each for 30 participants each with an aim for participants to learn how to incorporate practical techniques to help manage stress, feel connected and HAVE FUN!
Nuala McKeever will facilitate each group and with 30 places per group the allocation will be on a first come first served basis. These places will be in high demand and pre registration is essential.
Please choose from 2 separate groups as follows:
Every Tuesday morning at 11.00am starting Tuesday 24th November
(final session Tuesday 15th December 2020)
Every Wednesday morning at 11.00am starting Wednesday 25th November
(final session Wednesday 16th December 2020)
Health Inequalities: Making reasonable adjustments for people with learning disabilities
Free Online Seminar to mark Disability Awareness Week – Wednesday 2nd December 2020 2PM – 4PM
- Professor Owen Barr, Professor of Nursing and Intellectual Disability, University of Ulster
- Clionagh McElhinney, Acute Liaison Nurse, Altnagelvin Hospital
- Louise Boyce, Access Inclusion Officer, Derry City and Strabane District Council will lead a Question and Answer session
September 2020 - ALD Events and Updates
Due to the increased risk of COVID19 the Local Involvement Group meetings that were scheduled to take place in the coming weeks have been cancelled.
Berries Café is open! Currently we are not having anyone sit in our café but we are taking telephone and walk in orders.
We have a one way system in place along with extra hand sanitiser throughout. Staff are all wearing Personal Protective Equipment (PPE).
We look forward to seeing all our lovely customers again!
For Telephone Orders contact 028 7186 5268 or Extension: 217949
July 2020 - ALD Events and Updates
Omagh Day Centre Staff launched the ‘Birthday Bus’ to help Service Users celebrate their birthday during COVID19. Read More
June 2020 - Learning Disability Week Events and Updates
Learning Disability Week 2020
Stableyard Supported Living Apartments, Limavady
On Thursday (18th June), Stableyard Supported Living hosted a BBQ to celebrate Learning Disability Week 2020. A great day was had by all service users who enjoyed the sun, BBQ, music, games and surprise visit of King Whippy Sean, to give them ice-cream. The theme of this year’s annual BBQ was ‘Friendship’.
Evergreen Day Services, Gransha Park
Due to COVID19, services at the Evergreen Centre have been provided through outreach.
See below photos of service users taking part in outreach trips and ‘Sow and Grow’.
Maybrook Day Services, Derry/Lodonderry
Maybrook service users have been availing of daily outings through outreach. Click on the below phots as Maybrook celebrate Learning Disability Week 2020.
Glenside Day Services
This is Roberta Cochrane, who is a service user at Glenside Day Services. Roberta has been enjoying doing arts and crafts at home and made this lovely picture for all the Western Trust staff. Well Done Roberta!
The Berryburn Centre are hosting a space themed party on Tuesday June 16th as part of Learning Disability Week 2020. Service Users have helped to make props to decorate the room including UFO’s, planets and stars. The party will have themed food, games, movies and TV shows.
Staff at Lakeview Hospital hosted a Social Distancing Sports/Fun Day for clients. Read More
Benbradagh Day Services, Limavady
See below images from a range of social distanced activities service users have been taking part in to celebrate Learning Disability Week 2020.
Omagh and Dromore Community Teams
To celebrate Learning Disability Week, the Omagh and Dromore Community Teams have been linking with service users by sending easy read letters and activity packs – click here to read.
One of the Family Support Workers in Omagh has involved some clients in a social distancing garden project.
Fermanagh Day Services
Fermanagh Day Services have organised a range of social distanced activities for service users to celebrate Learning Disability Week 2020.
Click on the pictures below to see how service users have been keeping busy and a ‘Service User Story’ from Andrea Eva.
Service User Story: Andrea Eva Edwards Taylor
Hi my name is Andrea Eva Edwards Taylor. I am 37 years old. I attend Killadeas Day Care at the Share Unit which is a centre for adults who have a learning disability. I also have very limited eye sight but this does not prevent me from doing what I love.
The paintings and sculptures that are being exhibited at the Share Unit are created by myself. I have a passion for art and fictional characters, this is where I get my inspiration from to create my art work.
April 2020 - ALD Events and Updates
Webinar for Intellectual Disability Services on ‘How to support people with intellectual disabilities with a diagnosis of COVID19′.
This Webinar is happening on Friday, 3rd April at 2pm via the Zoom app is open to everyone, but disability managers and some frontline ID staff, in particular, are likely to find it very useful and informative at this current time.
All Ireland Institute of Hospice and Palliative Care is collaborating with the Trinity Centre for Ageing and Intellectual Disability and The Daughters of Charity Disability Support Service, St Francis Hospice Raheny, and Tallaght University Hospital to deliver a Project ECHO AIIHPC webinar for Intellectual Disability Services on ‘How to support people with intellectual disabilities with a diagnosis of COVID19.
The session will cover:
• Contextualizing COVID19 and Intellectual Disability
• Advanced Care Planning for people with ID in the context of COVID19
• Transfer of people with ID with COVID19 to the Acute Hospital: The Pros and Cons
• Palliative care approach for caring with multi-morbidities and COVID19
This session will take place on Friday 3rd April at 2pm and will last for 1hour.
The session will be hosted via the Zoom App and participants can either join via video from their computers, ipad or smart phones or via a phone line.
Please use this link to register your attendance https://bit.ly/2yt1jT8
Once you are registered you will receive an email containing the zoom line details. If you have any issues with registering please contact Bernadette email@example.com or Mary firstname.lastname@example.org
March 2020 - ALD Events and Updates
Adult Learning Disability Services Local and Strategic Involvement Group Meetings postponed
We are taking necessary precautions to protect our patients and staff from COVID19 (Coronavirus).
In light of this, the Adult Learning Disability Services Local and Strategic Involvement Group Meetings (listed below) planned for March and April 2020 have been postponed.
- Enniskillen on 23 March 2020
- Strabane on 23 March 2020
- Strategic Involvement Group on 24 March 2020
- Limavady on 2 April 2020 and
- Derry/Londonderry on 7 April 2020.
Please check the COVID19 page on our website for information updates: https://westerntrust.hscni.net/western-trust-covid-19-information-updates
Local Engagement Partnership Event
Local Engagement Partnership are hosting a Celebratory Event for Adult Learning Disability.
The event aims to provide information to service users, parents and carers about the work of the Local Engagement Partnership. The event is an opportunity to see the range of services on offer for adults with a Learning Disability and hear from some service users about their experiences.
When: Thursday 12th March 2020
Where: Main Hall, Lakeland Forum, Broadmeadow, Enniskillen, BT74 7EF
Time: Registration from 10:00AM
How to book a place:
Call: 028 8283 5316 Email: Louise.Coyle@westerntrust.hscni.net
Closing Date for Registration: Friday 6th March 2020
February 2020 - ALD Events and Updates
Local Engagement Partnership Event
Local Engagement Partnership are hosting a Celebratory Event for Adult Learning Disability on 5th February 2020 in Omagh Leisure Complex.
The event aims to provide information about the work of the Local Engagement Partnership and is an opportunity to see the range of services on offer for people with a Learning Disability and hear from some service users and their experience.
January 2020 - ALD Events and Updates
Get Out Get Active (GOGA) Programmes
Get Out Get Active (GOGA) Programmes are available in Derry/Strabane. The programme aims to engage people who do not traditionally participate in physical activity, particularly people with a disability.
September 2019 - ALD Events and Updates
Local Engagement Partnership Event
You are invited to the local engagement partnership event.
When: Wednesday 18th September 2019
Where: Guildhall, Londonderry/Derry
Time: Registration from 10:00AM
Closing Date for Registration: 6th September – Please note places are limited, so hurry to book your place.
Who are we?
The Local Engagement Partnership (LEP) is a partnership made up of a range of stakeholders involved in improving services for Adults with a Learning Disability.
It includes representatives from the statutory agencies, community, voluntary and independent sectors as well as parents, carers and individuals who use the service.
Why Are We Having This Event?
The aim of the event is to launch the Local Engagement Partnership and provide information about its work.
The event is also an opportunity to come along and see the range of services on offer for people with a Learning Disability and to hear from some of our service users about their experience.
You will have the opportunity to tell us your views on what you think you would like to see change or stay the same for Adult Learning Disability Services in the future.
This is the first of our local partnership events, with similar events to be organised across other areas of the Trust in the future.
Who is it for?
If you are an Adult with a Learning Disability or a parent/carer of an Adult with Learning Disability, we would love to see you there.
How do I book a place?
To register your interest please contact Majella Townley on 028 7186 4363 or email@example.com
When booking, please advise if you have any specific requirements such as dietary, transport, access or mobility issues.