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sense of belonging for where you live is important for your sense of self and identity, which in turn strengthens a person’s ability to deal with the changes that a placement in a residential care home can bring.

The aim of Positive Care Ireland is to, where possible evaluate the infrastructure in all our houses and remove ‘institutional’ approaches to design, traditionally used in residential care homes which we believe improve the experience of the young people in our care.

Personalising space is important in taking ownership and leading young people to develop a greater sense of care for their environment which may be lacking in their background.

Bernadette Manning, Director

Perceptions of space affect people’s attitudes and impact on their behaviour within particular spaces. It is also proven that the design of one’s physical environment affects behaviour and one’s overall well being. Empowered by this information Positive Care Ireland operates on an inclusive based approach with our young people when designing any communal living areas. Positive Care Ireland also approaches the decorating of bedrooms as an opportunity for the assertion of autonomy amongst our young people within a supportive and accepting environment. Young people in care have spoken tellingly in studies on the impact of their living environment and their time in residential care.

Co Wicklow
Up to 3 young people
High support needs
2:1 staff supervision

Co. Wicklow
Up to 4 young people
Group living model
1:1 staff supervision

Co. Cork
Up to 3 young people
Learning disabilities or on the autistic spectrum
1:1 staff supervision

Co. Wexford
Up to 4 young people
Group living model
2:1 staff supervision


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Boundaries can be agreed upon with your young person for a variety of issues: From obeying a curfew, to participating in chores around the house, to managing time for activities such as hobbies, schoolwork, family activities, etc. Boundaries, created by social care workers, must be communicated openly, and honestly to young person.


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Vitamin E helps to protect heart and blood vessels as well as promoting healthy skin and boosting immune system. Heat oil in large saucepan and gently cook vegetables with garlic until soft, but not brown – stir regularly. Then reduce heat and simmer for 15-20 miutes until all vegetables are tender – stir occasionally. Sweet potato or yam contain 50 times more vitamin E than ordinary white potato.


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There are even anti-role models, pegged by the media as “bad girls” or “bad boys” who serve as good examples of what NOT to do if you want to become a successful, respected person. This will help them to understand that everyone makes mistakes; its not the end of the world; you can make it right; and you need to take care of it and be accountable right away.