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Operation Garden Transformation

Sep 10, 2019

In May 2018, budding designers and gardeners set out to transform the back garden of ones of the Hives. When the project commenced the garden was a grey blank canvas as you can see in the picture above. Just over a year later it’s quite astonishing to think that it is the same garden! The […]

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The Golden Gheels

Sep 3, 2019

The Golden Gheels are an active aging social group with an emphasis on engaging in meaningful activities within the community.  Its also a chance to meet up with friends to have some craic, bants and nostalgia. Recently the Golden Gheels held a Summer fest in Milltown. There was delicious food, games, music, chats and it […]

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Framework for Quality of Life Course

Aug 27, 2019

In July staff from Hortlands and some members of the practice development team started a new course called Framework for Quality of Life. The course aims to provide participants with an introduction to the concepts of normalization, person-centred planning and quality of life and with a framework for assessing and improving the quality of life […]

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Annual Report 2018

Aug 27, 2019

Gheel is a wonderful person centred and fun organisation to work in and for. Staff are dedicated and are a pleasure and privilege to work with. 2018 was a busy year with the exciting development of the Autism Informed Directorate to support autism practice in the service. Such development confirms Gheel’s commitment to quality and […]

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Launch of our new logo.

Aug 27, 2019

I wish to present the new Gheel logo. The logo was developed following consultation throughout the service.  The result is bold and innovative. The logo represents “inside/out approach”, supporting people with autism navigate the neurotypical world and supporting neuroharmony in autism. It reflects the enthusiasm of the staff with its burst of energy and the values […]

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The Team that Drums Together Stays Together!

Aug 13, 2019

The Community Support Team in North Dublin had a great time at their drumming workshop this morning. With focus on rhythm, timing & flow this was a great activity to help them move in the same direction & increase harmony as a team. Check out Afro Eire for information about team building workshops.

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Stars in the Making – ‘Music Together’ Concert in Pearse St. Library!

Jul 2, 2019

My name is Mark. Last week I sang at a music concert. I sang ‘Up Town Funk’ as a solo. My Mum and Dad came to watch me sing. I really enjoy music and singing and dancing. Me and my new friends all learned new songs from our music teacher Jess. I go to music […]

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Launch of Gheel’s Strategy 2019 – 2021

Jul 1, 2019

I am delighted to announce the launch of the Gheel’s 3 year Strategy. To ensure Gheel’s continued success into the future our strategy was developed following feedback from staff, the people we support, their families and external stakeholders. It reaffirms confidence to the people we support, their families and the HSE that they have made […]

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Interoception – The 8th Sense

Jun 18, 2019

Kelly Mahler who has an MS in Occupational Therapy states that Interoception allows people to answer the question, “how do I feel?” in any given moment. Interoception also helps people to manage the way they feel, by prompting them to take action based on the body signals they notice. Many of the autistic people she […]

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