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What is Woodhaven?

Woodhaven is accessible and supported holiday facility of the Multiple Sclerosis (MS) North West Therapy Centre Ltd. Woodhaven which is located on the First Sea Road, Sligo provides short-term holiday breaks for people with MS and other neurological conditions.

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Where is Woodhaven?

Woodhaven is nestled into a quiet residential area between Sligo town centre and the bustling seaside village of Strandhill with many amenities and local attractions nearby. The bus town service departs from directly outside our door which brings you into the heart of Sligo town, Strandhill or Rosses Point. Woodhaven has five beautifully appointed single, twin/double and family bedrooms all ensuite, all which are fully accessible with a choice of profiling beds and overhead hoist if required. All of our rooms have TV and Wi-Fi for your use.

Cost of Woodhaven

Accommodation at Woodhaven is on a bed and breakfast basis at a charge of €75.00 per person per night. This includes 24 hour supports from our highly skilled and qualified staff to assist you with all your personal care needs. Or as another option you may wish to have a family member or friend accompany you on your holiday, rates advisable from Woodhaven. Each Guest is also furnished with their own personal call bell for the duration of their stay which allows our Guests to aces supports from our staff at all times.

An evening meal can be ordered from our extensive menu at an additional cost or alternatively there are many reasonably-priced restaurants, cafes and take-away services in Sligo town which you can avail of during your stay with us.

What can I do at woodhaven?

In addition to a supported holiday, guests can also avail of holistic services such as reflexology, foot care and massage in our onsite treatment room during their stay. However as Woodhaven is a holiday centre and not a medical facility, we are unable to accept guests who require a clinical supports that cannot be independently managed.

Should you require further information or to make a booking you can find us on Facebook, visit our website, call us on 071 91 54991 or email

We look forward to providing you with a unique holiday experience.


What is Hack Access Sligo?

Hack Access Sligo is a competition with a difference, that makes a difference! Competitors are asked to “hack” or solve everyday issues that lead to social exclusion. These issues or barriers are imposed on disabled people by attitudes or environments not designed with their needs in mind, so let’s change that!

Barriers to social inclusion can be obvious or subtle. Whether caused by environment, design, technology or attitude the aim is that participants come up with ways to change their world for the better!

What do I need to do to enter Hack Access Sligo?

All you have to do is go online to and get your free ticket. You can enter as a team (of up to 5 people) or as an individual (teams will be decided on Friday night).

Then turn up at IT Sligo, 5pm on Friday 15th February! Teams will be organised and ideas brainstormed. Saturday will be devoted to “hacking the problem” culminating in judging at the end of the day.

Students, graduates, professionals and social warriors are all encouraged to come along! Barriers exist in all shapes and sizes so no matter your skillset, if you would like to have some fun whilst doing some social good, then this is the competition for you!

Do I need an idea before I enter Hack Access Sligo?

No! Friday evening will be dedicated to giving participants every opportunity to brainstorm ideas. There will be speakers on the night that will give accounts of the social barriers that people experience. Participants are also encouraged to come armed with their own experiences, after all we are aiming to improve access for everyone! 

Full information and tickets available on our website

The Independent Living Movement of Ireland
Leader Training

Independent Living Training for people in receipt of Personal Assistance Services

The Independent Living Movement of Ireland (ILMI) recognises that leading our own Personal Assistance Service (PAS) is a complex role, which requires recognition of the unique relationship that exists between our PAs and us as Leaders. In response we have developed a distinctive training programme that recognises the challenge this presents and the information we need to take our first step toward Independent Living (IL).

Overview: ILMI’s Leader Training programme aims to put us back in control of our                       PAS. By providing us with a range of information on Independent Living                       and our role as a Leader it aims to give us the confidence to lead our                           services in an effective way.

Content: ILMI have developed a dedicated Leader Manual to assist us with                                  managing our PAS. Our Leader Training progamme will examine the                            content of that Manual with a specific focus on:
• What is Independent Living?
• What is a Personal Assistance Service?
• What does it mean to be a Leader?
• How can I manage the relationship between my service provider, PA and I?

• How can I effectively manage my relationship with my PA to get the most from my service?

Structure: This free participative training will be delivered as a one-day four hour                         training session. Training is delivered by a person with the lived                                     experience of managing their own PAS.

Participants: Our Leader Training is for any disabled person who is currently                                     using, or is actively seeking, a PAS to live independently. No previous                           training experience is required. To ensure effective participation a                                 maximum of fifteen participants can be facilitated at each venue.                                   Therefore pre-booking is essential.

Duration: Four hours including a 30 minute break for lunch, which is provided.

If you have an interest in taking part in ILMI’s Leader Training programme please contact or call Susan on 086 1712648 for details of course venues and dates.

Location: LAPWD, Station Rd, Mohill, Co. Leitrim

Date: 7th November 2018

Time: 10AM-2PM


Following our AGM which was held in our office on Tuesday 2nd October 2018, a presentation was made to staff members Marie McGuinness and Bernie McGovern to acknowledge their many years of service to the organisation.

Image Left -Right =: Karen Mc Partland (Manager), Bernie McGovern (18 years Service), Marie McGuinness ( 21 years service)  and Kevin McGill ( chair person)

 Open Evening Event

Hannon’s Hotel, Roscommon

16th October 2018, 6.30pm – 8.30pm


Roscommon Stroke Support Group is celebrating its 2nd year anniversary and would like to invite all stroke survivors and Carers to this very worthwhile event, with a great line up of guest speakers and show casing some of the incredible community services in Co Roscommon and surrounding areas.

Admission to this event is free but places are limited .

Speakers will include Dr O’Mara, Consultant Physician, RUH, Maura Lawless CNS Stroke Nurse RUH ; Martina Greene, Stroke Support Group Coordinator IHF, Rosaleen McCourt Stroke Survivor RSSG, Colette Gill, Senior Speech and Language Therapist, Primary Care Centre Roscommon; ??? Quest Brain Injury Service.

Led by the Irish Heart Foundation and supported by Roscommon University Hospital, the aim of the  event is to provide information, guidance, support and coping skills for all those affected by stroke and to provide useful information for patients, relatives, carers and healthcare workers in the community.

Event Schedule:

ROOM 1 – COMMUNITY SERVICES – 6.30pm - 7.15pm

ROOM 2  - SPEAKERS – 7.15pm – 8.30pm

If you would like to attend this Event or you would like more information:

Phone/Text Martina 087 6057696 or



Event Schedule:

ROOM 1 COMMUNITY SERVICES – 6.30PM – 7.15PM                                                                

Table 1- Roscommon Foot Clinic            Table 2 - Homecare Medical Supplies

Table 3- Tesco Community fund             Table 4- Irish Wheelchair Association

Table 5- Citizen Advice                             Table 6- Quest /IHF Stroke Support Groups

Table 7- Mabs                                            Table 8- Helplink

Table 9- Assisted Memory Clinic             Table 10 - Family Carers Association

Table 11- National Learning Network    Table 12 - I step foot clinic

Table 13- RSG                                             Table 14- Bonavox Hearing

ROOM 2  - SPEAKERS – 7.15pm – 8.30pm

7.15 – Welcome, Maura Lawless CMS Stroke Nurse, RUH

7.20 – Stroke Support Group, Martina Greene Stroke Support Group Coordinator - IHF

7.25 – Stroke Survivors Story,  Rosaleen McCourt, RSSG

7.30 – Fatigue, Michelle Murray, Quest Brain Injury Service

7.45 – Refresher Session, Aisling Warburton, Siel Bleu

7.40 – Rehabilitation,  Colette Gill, Senior Speech & Language Therapist, Roscommon Primary Care

7.50 – Stroke Update, Dr Gerry O'Mara, Consultant Physician, RUH

8.00 - Q&A with the Speakers & Close

Thank you & Safe Home

Charity Number: 12005

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