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New Partnerships

Nov 14, 2019

We are delighted to announce that Gheel have partnered with Aldi in Maynooth and they will soon commence autism friendly quiet shopping hours at this store. Darragh Byrne of the Autism Practice Team met with the staff and provided autism awareness training over 2 days. The team at Aldi were very enthusiastic and keen to […]

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Strategic Plan Update

Nov 11, 2019

Click here to view where we are at with our Strategic Goals. To view our 3 year Strategic Plan click here to download.

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Shared Learning

Nov 6, 2019

It’s great to get the opportunity to develop links with other companies as there is value in shared learning. We had a great opportunity to visit a company in a very different field and see what we could learn from their processes and bring back to Gheel. We attended a workshop on “design thinking” at […]

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Giving Back!

Nov 6, 2019

Paul visited The Friends of St. Brigids Hospice and presented Ena Hanlon (Chairperson of St. Brigids) with a generous check of €413 which he raised by hosting a coffee morning in September. Paul was accompanied by Ann who helped Paul run the event.

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Physical Activity Education Programme

Nov 4, 2019

Gheel has been selected alongside 9 other organisations to roll out the Physical Activity Education Programme in 2020. This programme is for people with disabilities with a targeted delivery through adult day care services. Developed in partnership with the HSE, Cara (Sport Inclusion Ireland) and Sport Ireland, the aim of the programme is to increase […]

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Community Partnership

Oct 23, 2019

Aldi’s Maynooth store team have generously donated €500 to Gheel as part of their Community Grants Programme. We would like to sincerely thank Aldi for their generosity and kindness. Over the next few weeks, Darragh Byrne from our Autism Practice Team will be running a series of training sessions with staff from the Maynooth store. […]

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Hard at Work!

Oct 22, 2019

Congratulations to Gráinne who has recently started working in her local library in Marino. According to Gráinne she is enjoying the role.

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Launch of the New Directions e-Learning Module

Sep 24, 2019

Mick Teehan (Director of Operations), Claudine Byrne (Day Services Manager) and Tara Lee (Day Services Manager) attended the launch of the New Directions e-Learning Module last week. The e-Learning module will support staff to provide supports to people accessing services in Gheel that are in line with the New Directions National Policy. The e-Learning module […]

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Lights, Camera, Action

Sep 24, 2019

Have you ever heard of a band called Little Hours? Well, Eoin who is supported in Gheel is in their latest music video! In July, he was an extra in their music video for the song “Dream, Girl”. The song is taken from the band’s debut album “Now the Lights Have Changed”. The video is […]

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