St. Ciarans Services
Following receipt of lottery funding St. Ciaran’s services developed further the existing enclosed Garden into a sensory Garden. This was completed by Drumsna Garden Centre. There is also a permanent covered seating area and we are awaiting the garden furniture to be purchased to be ready for summer. St. Ciaran’s Services held a Tree Planting Cermony on Friday 8th March, this was done as part of the Carrick-on-Shannon 400 celebrations and also as part of National Tree. Week. in attendance was Leas Cathaoirleach of Leitrim Co. Council John Ward – also in attendance was Mr. Jimmy Stenson a founder member of St. Ciaran’s services together with service users, their families, fundraisers, staff and friends of St. Ciaran’s Services.
2 service users are attending N.L.N. from st. Ciaran’s – commenced in February for 1 hour and this has progressed to 4 hours. Carrick-on-Shannon Tidy Towns have chosen to undertake a project with St. Ciaran’s. They are presently working in partnership with St. Ciaran’s Services.
Currently 4 service users are engaged in the ASDAN programme. V.E.C. Tutors come to St. Ciaran’s to teach Arts and Crafts to 9 service users and Numeracy & Literacy to 4 service users.
Leitrim Sports Partnership have provided funding to deliver ZUMBA dance class for 1 hour a week for 6 weeks.
1 school leaver from St. Josephs Outreach class has commenced a transition period to St. Ciaran’s Day Centre with a view to a full time placement from September 2013.
Some of the service users met with Oresident Michael D. Higgins on his recent visit to Carrick-on-Shannon.
Holy Family Pre-School
The new build is now complete and all children are well settled in their new purpose built rooms.
2012 has been a very successful year for the Holy Family Pre-School with the completion of our new extension. The official opening which was celebrated on 24th November, 2012 was a great success. Sincere thanks to all who supported and helped us with our biggest project since the opening of the building in 2003.
R.S.W. Cleveragh Industrial Estate.
Issue 8 of Newsletter now in circulation, and Issue 9 is well on the way. Copies can be obtained at the Head Office at Cleveragh, contact no. 071 9143358.
The folders are almost complete for the first module and are looking nice and colourful and hopefully we will soon be presenting them for our first accreditation.
The Sunshine Club
Back in February 5 service users from RSW and 5 from the Resource Centre came together in Knappaghbeg Club to discuss starting an active age group each week. Over tea and biscuits they discussed what they would like to do and what it would be called and so The Sunshine Club was born. They also decided to invite people from Rehabcare to join them. So now every Tuesday moring about 15 people from the 3 services meet for a chat and do activities such as painting, games, quizzes, bingo and of course most importantly drink tea!
To the delight of some people here in RSW we were invited back to the I.T. this year to give presentations to the 1st year social studies class. Martin, Olivia and Michelle went along and blew the students away with their powerpoint presentations about the digi-know project, the special projects class and the computer class. Well done to all involved and to all involved and to those who prepared presentations too but were unable to attend on the day.
Castleconnor Resource Centre, Corballa.
Congratulations to Castleconnor Resource Centre who have just published their first newsletter, please contact Castleconnor at 096 36072 if you would like a copy. The newsletter is full of information of all that is happening and lots of beautiful photographs of outings etc.
Read more in the Castleconnor notes!!