Resilience Update August 2019

New Specialist Residential Service Dedicated to Supporting People with Prader Willi Syndrome (PWS)

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Resilience are pleased to announce the opening of a new residential service in October 2019

designed and developed specifically to support people with Prader Willi Syndrome. We are located in Enniscorthy, Co. Wexford, just an hour from South County Dublin.

This exciting innovation is the result of an extensive period of review by Resilience who, together with families and members of PWSAI have travelled to Germany, Denmark and the UK to visit and study in-depth, experienced EU PWS specialist providers. We have also had learning workshops with PWSA UK, attended the IPWSO conference, researched global best practice, consulted deeply with people with PWS and their families and built all of this learning into the creation of this specialist service. 

Each person has their own individualised living space, together with the choice to use communal areas such as the gym, sitting rooms, leisure areas and dining room. Our food storage, preparation, and dining areas are designed to meet the unique needs of people with PWS and provide total food security. We provide fresh, nutritious, and calorie controlled meals combined with regular exercise. We also provide specialist support for the cognitive, behavioural and emotional challenges associated with PWS. 

This is in keeping with Resilience Social Care’s unique ethos of providing people with the kind of progressive support that optimises their experience of life and encourages each individual to reach their potential. The new residence in Enniscorthy, is run by an experienced Senior Management Team and is supported by healthcare professionals trained by International Experts in PWS. Our clinical supports comprise of Psychiatry, Psychology, Dietician, Occupational Therapy, Behaviour Therapy and other supports arranged as required by each person. We provide our day supports in line with New Directions, underpinned by person centred planning to enable each person to achieve their maximum potential and have a good life. 

Resilience have plans to roll out the Prader Willi service nationally, growing it to become a country-wide centre of excellence for supporting people with PWS in Ireland. 

If you would like to learn more about Resilience’s specialist service for supporting people with PWS, please contact info@resilience.ie or call 065 6722875.  Alternatively, if you would be interested in joining the world class team at Resilience as they lead the way in PWS, please find below a list of open roles currently available here and here