Adult Services Discovery Magazine December 2016

25 December 2016

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Thank you for taking the time to read our magazine. You may have noticed that the magazine name has changed to Discovery, the Discovery magazine contains stories written in the most part by the adults that attend Adult Services. The magazine shares their stories of discovery; where they find their strengths, talents, realise their potential and work hard at independence.

Our role in Adult Services is to provide a service that positively contributes to the lives of the adults we support. We aim to provide an individualised service with choice, which supports the whole person, while including areas such as health and wellbeing.

As you can see from the varied stories, the CRC Adult Services means different things to different people.
For some the CRC is a place to socialise, meet up with friends, a place to belong. For others the CRC is
a stepping stone on to further education, such as the National Learning Network, Killester College, Larkin College or Colaiste Ide. The CRC is a support to Adults as they work on their individual life goals, for example travelling independently on public transport, successfully completing a Junior Certificate subject, progressing to Mainstream College, developing new and unique talents and hobbies. The CRC is a support to adults who want to experience different things, to get out and about in their local communities, to interact with new people and learn practical life skills for example, ordering a coffee or lunch and managing their money.

Many of you may be aware that Adult Services have an Adult Services Council, which includes 11 representatives, of adults who attend the service. The Council is growing from strength to strength and they have recently completed their Human Rights training. They have included their newly written mission statement in the magazine, for your information. They meet on a monthly basis to review issues relevant to the adults in the service and we will be hearing more from them over the coming months.

Finally to all CRC staff, the Adult Council and the adults they represent would like to wish you all a very Happy Christmas and thank each and every one of you for your openness and support over the last year.

Happy Christmas to you all.

Alison McCallion

Head of Adult Services