News And Events

Just the Job for Orlaith

As the UN publicises its International Day of People with Disabilities, we’d like to share the story of Orlaith Jackson. The UN event – on Dec 3 – is highlighting people’s access to work and the people who support them to find a job. Orlaith, who’s 28, has recently started work with SuperValu near our […]

Fun on the Farm Leads to Charity Award

Fermanagh Fun Farm in Lisbellaw is the latest recipient of our Welcome Award for its inclusive attitude towards the young people we support. Winners of the award are entitled to display a window sticker so that people with a learning disability know they will receive a warm welcome. Previous recipients include the BBC and Belfast […]

Social Care Organisations Appeal to MLAs to Save Sector from Collapse

Leaders of social care organisations have won the backing of members of the former Assembly Health Committee as they battle to save the sector from collapse because of staff shortages. Five organisations – Positive Futures, Praxis, Camphill Community, Inspire Wellbeing and the Cedar Foundation – reported a catalogue of problems caused by underfunding, including difficulties […]

Perfect Reception Wins Hotel a Charity Award

The Mellon Country Inn Hotel near Omagh is the latest winner of our Welcome Award. Deborah Gowdy, Service Manager at our Sperrin Supported Living Service in Omagh, nominated the hotel after spending a weekend there with some of the people we support. “From beginning to end, the Mellon Country Inn Hotel excelled in ensuring everyone […]

Learning Disability Pride

Learning Disability Pride is set to make a spectacular return to Carrickfergus this summer. The event is taking place on Saturday 24 June to raise awareness of learning disability and will commence with a noon carnival parade from Taylor’s Avenue along the seafront to Carrickfergus Castle.  The parade will be led by Oscar winning actor, […]

A home from home that changes lives

“I was just casually chatting with a friend one day when she mentioned that she was involved in a service called Mo Shaol, which offered support to families that had children or adults with an intellectual disability,” says Lisa. “She put me in touch with the service manager and soon after that, Zara, who’s now […]

Agnes Lunny, Interviewed on BBC Radio Foyle About Muckamore Abbey Hospital

Download Agnes Lunny interviewed on BBC Radio Foyle about Muckamore Abbey Hospital

Self Service User Guide

User guide for Positive Futures’ staff using the Self Service element of iTrent to book holiday, view payslips etc.