Cavan Branch of the Parkinson’s Association of Ireland supports people and their families living with Parkinson’s Disease by providing information, organising outings/ events, inviting speakers to our events plus highlighting and lobbying for more services and nursing staff for County Cavan.
We provide Chair Yoga classes every Friday in the Community Centre beside Castlemanor Nursing Home. There are approx 200 people living with Parkinson’s Disease in County Cavan. Nationally there are about 12,000 and this figure is expected to double in the next 20 years.
Drumlin House Training Centre was established in 1982 by a voluntary management committee as a not-for-profit service provider for people with intellectual disabilities. Currently a service is provided for 87 adults with intellectual disabilities across three programmes; Rehabilitative Training, Structured Occupational Services and a LINK Day Service Programme.
Transport is provided to the centre 5 days per week. Each service user is supported to develop a person centred plan in order to enhance their rights, opportunities and future aspirations and to achieve the highest possible levels of participation in the community.
The Centre is QQI accredited for the delivery of certified training in a variety of modules at Levels 1 to 3. The activities of the Centre include independent living skills, IT, craft, woodwork personal care, music, drama, active citizenship and community inclusion. Work Skill placements in the Garden Centre, Print Shop & Kitchen skill areas give participants a “hands on“ experience of the world of work combined with opportunities for personal development and community integration. Participants take part in a variety of sporting activities through Special Olympics, Cavan Sports Partnership and Border Road Bowls.
The Centre is a member of the National Federation of Voluntary Bodies and Inclusion Ireland, and actively supports the development of services in the intellectual disability sector.