Posted on Thursday 07 November 2013
Children at Willowbridge School in Enniskillen are benefiting from a specially installed sensory garden, thanks to Positive Futures.
The garden – developed with the help of The Organic Centre, Rossinver, and with financial assistance from the Northern Ireland Environment Agency – is designed to offer sensory stimulation to children with a learning disability. It was built in memory of children supported by the charity and the school who have died, including Peadar Lunney from Teemore. He died a year ago aged 16.
Posted on Thursday 03 October 2013
While the sun wasn’t out at our second site meeting today, and the builders have lost 2 days on the build due to bad weather, things are progressing well and we can now see the size and shape of each room on the ground floor.Read the full article
Posted on Tuesday 24 September 2013
Michelle Gildernew, MP, visited our Head Office on Tuesday 24 September to meet Paul Roberts, our Managing Director, and Linda Woodcock, Studio 3 consultant.Read the full article
Posted on Wednesday 04 September 2013
The first site meeting of our new Short Break Service took place today.Read the full article
Posted on Friday 09 August 2013
Positive Futures is giving a voice to people with a learning disability by providing them with an iPad. This innovative project enables people who have no spoken language to communicate with other people in a way that they just could not do before.Read the full article
Posted on Sunday 30 June 2013
Joanne Morrison, our Participation Worker, spoke so well about the subject of participation at a high profile UNESCO conference that she has been asked by Queen’s University to write a paper on the topic.Read the full article
Posted on Friday 24 May 2013
An enthusiastic bunch of GRAHAM employees rolled up their sleeves on 17 May 2013 at the home shared by 3 men supported by our Windermere Supported Living Service to help transform an ordinary back garden into a stimulating sensory experience.
The volunteering project was part of Give & Gain Day 2013, a Business in the Community initiative which connects skilled professionals with community organisations, like ourselves.
Posted on Wednesday 15 May 2013
Here’s how Positive Futures makes dreams come true. Gerald O’Neill recently took the controls on a helicopter flight to celebrate his 40th birthday. This is his account of the experience.Read the full article
Posted on Sunday 05 May 2013
A young Bangor man has been named Volunteer of the Year for supporting others after a remarkable journey from being supported himself by Positive Futures.Read the full article
Posted on Thursday 25 April 2013
For most of us, a plane journey is a pretty regular event. But for David Barnes, it marked another milestone in his life.Read the full article