Mosaic Wall Project

Mosaic Project at the Obelisk Day Service, Skerries In November of 2020 during a time of lockdown due to COVID-19, the germ of an idea began: Prosper could celebrate inclusion in a creative way alongside the wall of Prosper Fingal’s day service development at The Obelisk, Skerries, which was being constructed at the time.  The idea grew, and the collaboration was born between Prosper Fingal’s Skerries and Seatown Road Day Services, Fingal Community College TY students and their art teacher Siobhan Lynch, with local artist Dave West leading out on the project.  With the simple brief to come up with a decorative and artistic solution for the laneway alongside the new build, the groups most certainly delivered. The groups communicated through Zoom in the most creative way, and came up with a design concept of a 10-part series of mosaic panels celebrating the cultural heritage in Fingal.  The panels depict the landmarks, people, wildlife and our surroundings that we are so lucky to have around us.  It was an amazing way of coming together in a time when everyone was apart.  The groups worked on smaller sections of the panels remotely, steered by the expertise of Dave West.  They met up virtually each week, not only to show each other their progress on the panels, but also to get to know one another.  The students and people supported by Prosper shared their favourite songs, hobbies and performed for one another on their weekly meetings in addition to developing what is now a beautiful 10-part series of mosaics along “The Prosper Wall”.  The project taught all involved so much about...

Residential Home Approval for Rush

Prosper Fingal CEO ‘delighted’ with news of new residential home approval for Rush Fantastic news this week that Prosper has received approval to develop a 4-bed residential community house in Kenure Park, Rush. We thank the Department of Housing, Local Government and Heritage and Fingal County Council for approving this CAS funded development, as well as the HSE for the revenue to provide this much needed residential service. Read the article from the Irish Independent...

Prosper Fingal Opens New Facility in the Heart of Skerries

Prosper Fingal Opens New Facility in the Heart of Skerries Prosper Fingal celebrates a new day centre facility on Strand Street, Skerries and a new residential community house in Ballustree Lodge, Rush   On Wednesday 30th March, Prosper Fingal celebrated the official opening of its new day centre for adults with an intellectual disability at 1, The Obelisk, Strand Street in Skerries. This development would not have been possible without the tremendous support of the HSE who provided funding for the development and for service provision from this centre.  Prosper is also fortunate to have incredible neighbours who have backed this project from day one. This development is also a celebration for the town. Prosper Fingal’s history is deeply rooted in Skerries, with its head office and first day service located in the old De La Salle Christian Brothers School. The opening of this purpose-built, universally designed facility at 1, The Obelisk, represents a positive step forward in meeting the increasing demand for day services and supports for adults with an intellectual disability.  Today, Prosper provides services in line with HSE New Directions policy, which represents best practice. Commenting on the opening of the new centre Paula Carey, Chairperson of Prosper’s Board of Directors said: “Congratulations to everyone who had a role in creating this beautiful Centre, the Obelisk.  We all hope it will be a place of fun, a hive of activity and a central hub in the town of Skerries and beyond, where people feel both at their ease and supported in their everyday lives”. Pat Reen, CEO of Prosper Fingal stated that “I’m so proud of what...

Understanding COVID 19

Understanding COVID 19   Below is a link to an international survey on the impact of COVID 19 on individuals with intellectual and developmental disability and their caregivers. The survey is led by the UCD Centre for Disability Studies in Ireland and has a team of 26 researchers working in 19 countries. This survey has full ethical approval and is entirely anonymous. If you are 18 years or older and are either (1) a family member of a person of any age who has an intellectual and developmental disability, or (2) a paid staff member supporting a person or persons of any age who has intellectual and developmental disabilities, we invite you and members of your network to take part in the survey. The survey is estimated to take about 25 minutes to complete. Click here to take the survey...