What is on? and Events


What is On? and Events Listing
for Adult Learning Disability Services in the Western Trust Region

To have relevant events posted here, email details to:
Geraldine.Holmes@westerntrust.hscni.net OR Ann.Gormley@westerntrust.hscni.net


Learning Disability Week 2020

Stableyard Supported Living Apartments, Limavady

On Thursday (18th June), Stableyard Supported Living will host a BBQ to celebrate Learning Disability Week 2020.

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!

Berryburn 

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.

Lakeview Hospital

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.

 


  • April 2020
    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 COVID-19.

    The session will cover:
    • Contextualizing COVID-19 and Intellectual Disability
    • Advanced Care Planning for people with ID in the context of COVID-19
    • Transfer of people with ID with COVID-19 to the Acute Hospital: The Pros and Cons
    • Palliative care approach for caring with multi-morbidities and COVID-19

    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 info@aiihpc.org or Mary mccarrm@tcd.ie

  • March 2020
    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

    Click here for more information and to view the event invitation.
  • February 2020
    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.

    Click here for more information and to view the event invitation.
  • January 2020
    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.

    Click here for more information on the clubs and opportunities.
  • September 2019
    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 majella.townley@westerntrust.hscni.net

    When booking, please advise if you have any specific requirements such as dietary, transport, access or mobility issues.