Independent Living Skills

Independent Living Skills (ILS) enable people who are vision impaired and blind to achieve their optimum level of independence by facilitating them to manage their home and personal lives.

Our 5-day residential course is designed to meet each individual’s requirements while benefiting from a group setting in our purpose-built training kitchen.

Some aspects of this course include:

  • food preparation and cooking skills in our fully equipped training kitchen;

  • approaches to household chores such as cleaning and laundry;

  • organisation, labelling, identifying, and storing household items;

  • how to make the most effective use of lighting, low vision aids and colour contrast; and

  • trialing our specially adapted equipment from the most up to date smart devices to the old reliable low-tech solutions.

Your stay is facilitated by friendly and supportive staff at the centre. All courses are provided at no cost to you, however, we do charge a nominal cost of €10.00 for accommodation and food for the 5 days you will stay at our Centre to be trained.

Have any questions? Contact us today at: 0818 506 300 or email:

Employment Vision Project

Our Employment Project aims to; 1. Support people who are blind and vision impaired to access meaningful employment; improve their career progression opportunities “in work”; and improve employment outcomes through education and training. 2. To support potential employers to provide employment for people who are blind and vision impaired.

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Next Step Programme

Our Next Step Programme aims to equip young people who are blind, or vision impaired with the skills to manage the transition to life in college.

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