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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

The Disabled Drivers Asociation of Ireland are pleased to announce that the Disabled Drivers Motorshow and Conference will take place once again in the Shelbourne Hall, RDS, Dublin on Friday 28th and Saturday29th September 2018.

The Show has been organised to need the need for an event that demonstrates the latest vehicles and associated products and services to people with limited mobility, their families, carers and healthcare professionals. Mobility products including wheelchairs and mobility scooters will also be on show.

The conference will cover topics including: Vehicle Finance, Vehicle Adaptations, Electric Vehicles(EV), Operation Enable and Drive from Wheelchair Vehicles.

Exhibitors to date include- Renault Ireland, Fort motors(FORD), Opel Ireland, Toyota, Frank Kean VW, The Revenue Commissioners, Disabled Drivers Association, Mobility Ireland, Freedom Mobility, TBC Conversions, Izzy Wheels, Go Mobility, Shopmobility, Donal Murtagh Mobility, OC Mobility, Wheelchair Cars Ireland, Irish Wheelchair Association, Wheelchair Solutions.

For more information visit or facebook

Postponed until the 24th September Please contact if interested

Active Leadership Training

Presented by the Center for Independent Living

An introduction to political engagement, lobbying, advocacy and activism in a new Independent Living movement.

Do you have a passion for equality and the human rights of disabled people? Do you have an interest in civic engagement and want to learn more about how you can influence policy makers directly? Do you want to become part of a larger Independent Living movement that works with the political process to effect meaningful policy changes? Then CIL’s Active Leadership Training may be of interest to you.


Overview: CIL Political Activism Training will explore the role of lobbying as part of a larger strategic campaign for influencing our decision makers on key disability issues. Through this participatory training we will look at basic principles and skills for effective lobbying and how we can apply them at both an individual and group level.
Content: This Active Leadership Training will specifically look at:

  • What is lobbying?
  • Setting targets for successful lobbying.
  • How to effectively communicate our message.
  • The political and institutional structures we should target.
Structure: This training will be delivered as a workshop with some group-work and participative exercises required, with a particular focus on it’s applicability as part of a collective campaign on Personal Assistance Services.
Participants: Disabled people who have an interest in activism or campaigning. No previous experience is required.

To ensure effective participation a maximum of fifteen participants can be facilitated at each venue. Therefore pre-booking is required.

Duration: Two-hours


CIL’s Active Leadership Training is being rolled out nationwide from the 10th to the 21st of September 2018. If you have an interest in taking part please contact CIL at or call Susan on 086 1712648 for details of course venues and dates.

Recently, the engine of our boat was stolen. This was a wonderful facility to have had at our disposal in association with Rinn-Shannon District Angling Club. To replace the engine, a draw is being held and tickets are on sale locally with a prize fund of €2000. The draw will take place in O'Carolans on September 1st. Tickets are €2 each or a book of 3 for €5. Please support.

This year LAPWD are holding a family fun run, roll or stroll on the 29th of april 2018

This event is a 5 km stretch from our centre on station road, mohill out to lough rynn caravan park and back again.

There are medals for all participants including children of all ages and small prize for the first male, first female and first school goer to complete the 5km.

Cost of this event is €10 per person or €20 per family.

Please try your best to support us on the event and bring a family member, friend or neighbour.

Any more information needed please contact me on 0719651000 or

Charity Number: 12005

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