This Is My Life

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During May 2016, Spinal Injuries Ireland, supported by Coloplast and Nissan Ireland, visited 10 towns and cities across Ireland to engage with people with a spinal cord injury (SCI) and their families and friends. A huge thank you to both Coloplast and Nissan, without whom our 10 events, entitled “This Is My Life”, would not have

This Is My Life National Press Release

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Call on new government to support better lives for people with spinal cord injury and their families “This is My Life” Awareness Programme to visit 10 cities & towns in May   People living with a Spinal Cord Injury (SCI) in Ireland are calling on the new government to deliver on improved services for people

Bag IT! Pre-loved Designer Handbag Auction

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Are you looking for a new addition to your handbag collection? Prada, Jimmy Choo, Mulberry, Chloe, Yves St Laurent and Celine are some of the fantastic pre- loved bags that have been donated by Irish women, including Rosanna Davison and Lisa Fitzpatrick,  to Spinal Injuries Ireland for BAG IT!, the pre-loved designer handbag auction in

SII Spring Lunch tickets on sale now!

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The ever popular SII Spring Lunch is taking place this year on Saturday 16th April in the InterContinental Hotel Dublin. There will be a drinks reception followed by a three course lunch with wine and entertainment to cap it all off! Don’t miss out on being a part of this great day and your chance to

DFI Disable Inequality Video

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Check out this great video produced by the Disability Federation of Ireland! The DFI have created a video ahead of the 2016 General Election highlighting the challenges faced by people living with a disability in Ireland. You can watch it here: As part of their Disable Inequality campaign, the DFI have also contacted the leaders

Paralympic Games: The Paralympic Sailing Team Logo and Slogan Competition!

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Love Design?   With the Paralympic Games 2016 coming up – check out this terrific competition from the Paralympic Sailing Team!    On behalf of the Paralympic Sailing Team, we here at Spinal Injuries Ireland would like to mention a super competition they are running!   The Paralympic Sailing Team as part of their programme to create awareness of the Rio 2016 Paralympic

What is Spinal Cord Injury? The Levels of Spinal Cord Injury Explained.

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What is spinal cord injury? Quite often here at Spinal Injuries Ireland we are asked: “what is spinal cord injury?” Many people assume it is just back pain or a slipped disc however, an injury to the spinal cord is life changing. One of our Community Team, Deirdre Griffin has developed this short, informative video (below)

Wedding Favours

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Your wedding can help Spinal Injuries Ireland to continue it’s vital work in helping families adjust to life after their loved one sustains a life changing spinal cord injury. By making a donation to Spinal Injuries Ireland on your big day, you can thank your guests for their involvement while giving them the unique gift

Volunteers needed for Christmas Bag Pack at M&S Blackrock

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Calling volunteers!! SII has been offered a day bag packing at M&S Blackrock on Tuesday December 22nd from 10am to 7pm. We’re delighted to have this opportunity but we need a team of a minimum of 20 volunteers, ideally 28. We are looking for volunteers to take a slot on the day. The options are:

Jubilee Sailing Trust Bursaries

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SII is delighted to announce a bursary fund available for one or more people with Spinal Cord Injury and a buddy to sail upon one of the fully accessible tall ships for the Jubilee Sailing Trust (JST). This is a partnership between the Irish Cruising Club, the Jubilee Sailing Trust-Irish and Spinal Injuries Ireland. The JST is

Community Coaching Programme 2015 – Kilkenny City and Urlingford

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• Are you interested in Sports / Sports Coaching? • Would you like to coach, be a physical activity leader, referee or volunteer in the sport sector in your local Community? • Have you considered advancing to further education opportunities? • Have you explored the possibility of employment in the sports and leisure sector? If

New Disability Inclusion Strategy

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The Department of Justice and Equality is developing a new Disability Inclusion Strategy. Building on the first phase of this consultation process – which identified key themes for the new Strategy – the Department is now inviting views on a set of suggested objectives under the different themes such as education and employment. The Department

CE Scheme opportunity in Cork

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Unfortunately we have had to say goodbye to Dan McSweeney who has worked for Spinal Injuries Ireland as a regional administrator for the last two years. Dan is returning to college and we wish him the best of luck in his studies and future career! This means that we are now recruiting for the CE

Spinal Injuries Ireland is recruiting

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We currently have two Community Employment (CE) vacancies: 1. Administration support – reception cover and admin support. Some admin experience an advantage. (Reference No: ES 982509) 2. Experienced Bus Driver with a D1 licence – to drive patients to and from SII activities. (Reference No: ES 382510) Both positions are 19.5 hours per week. As

Good News Friday

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Thanks to the Off the Ball team on Newstalk who auctioned a signed Irish rugby jersey for Spinal Injuries Ireland on air last night. It raised €3000 euro which will go towards our Community Connect programme which offers a person centred service nationally. Looking forward to next week as we have been nominated for a

Rugby’s Wheelchair Challenge

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Set a reminder to watch TV3 at 10.30PM this Friday, the 9th of October, to watch “Rugby’s Wheelchair Challenge”, the show is set to raise awareness about wheelchair transport and access issues in a fun and entertaining way. Rugby’s Wheelchair Challenge asks some of Ireland’s top rugby players to sit into a wheelchair and experience

Regional Meeting – Ballina

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There is a regional meeting in Ballina, this Thursday the 8th of October. The meeting will start at 6PM in the Ballina Family Resource centre. The topic is Positive Mental Health with a talk by John Lonergan (Ex-Governer of Mountjoy Prison and patron of www.GROW.ie)

Regional Meeting – Galway

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There is a regional meeting in Galway, this Thursday the 8th of October. The meeting will start at 1PM in the Westwood Hotel in Galway. The topic is Positive Mental Health with a talk by John Lonergan (Ex-Governer of Mountjoy Prison and patron of www.GROW.ie)

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